Making Your Marriage Work

Making Your Marriage Work

Making Your Marriage Work

That’s why a man will leave his own father and mother. He marries a woman, and the two of them become like one person. –  Genesis 2:24 (CEV)

Imagine it—the building of the Eiffel Tower. Watching the wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France go up piece by piece. What is now a monument know worldwide was then a mess of horse-drawn carts, iron parts (18,000 of them,) and scaffolding. It all came together under the watchful eye of architect and metals expert Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. His expertise overcame the skeptics and critics and build one of the most recognizable structures on the planet.

Can a project really be successful if we leave the Master Designer out of the picture? I am the one who designed marriage. The only one who can create a masterpiece out of the parts and pieces and messy emotions that come when two people build a life together.

I understand better than you ever could what it takes to make a relationship work. I know best what you need, and only with my guidance will you truly be able to love each other. You can’t do it on your own.

A marriage not built on my foundation is structurally flawed… destined to suffer cracks of selfishness, jealously and pride. It will be unable to withstand the storms and quakes of life. If you want a strong foundation for your marriage, check in with the Master Designer and my plans for marriage. Whether this is your 1st day or 5000th I have wisdom for you.

I want what is best for you and your spouse, and I want to be involved in all of your relationships, especially one as significant and life-changing as marriage.

Invite me into your marriage. My wisdom will be the best wedding gift of all.

Catalyst for Spiritual Growth:

1 — Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 make a list of what love is and what love isn’t.

2 — Pray this simple prayer: Father God, I praise you for your love and faithfulness.  I thank you for the grace you have given me. I thank you for my spouse, and for the gift of marriage.  I thank you that you are the only who created the plan for marriage, and you have good in store for my marriage and other relationships.  I confess, some days, marriage gets tough.  Sometimes I blow it and lose my temper, or let pride get in my way, or forget to respond with kindness. Forgive me of the times I have treated my spouse badly. Forgive me for the times I have acted shamelessly. I want to follow your plan for my marriage. Please give me guidance and wisdom today. Amen.

3 — Listen to these two talks by Pastor Chip Ingram; The Secret to Real Romance, Part 1 and Part 2.

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