Marriage is the best thing that has happened to me. It is so good and I give God all the credit. It works because Shane and I are both pursuing a relationship with God on a daily basis and I hope that doesn't sound like bragging but it's the truth, marriages need God at the center.
God asks us to share with others; He tells us to "spread the Gospel" aka tell people about His love and grace. Sometimes we think that the only way to share the Gospel is to fly to other countries but that isn't the only way! There are people directly in front of us that need to see and hear the Gospel lived out, for me I think of my husband Shane.
Doesn't it seem like you hear of more marriages failing than succeeding; failing doesn't necessarily mean divorce but it could mean that both sides are unhappy and just holding it together for either kids or other reasons. This breaks my heart so much and it inspired me to write a little bit of encouragement.
I've seen a lot of christian couples serve others, share about Jesus, and encourage everyone except their spouse. It's easy to get into a routine and think that their faith is solid but temptation comes out of nowhere and everyone's faith needs encouragement. We are given an amazing opportunity to minister to someone when we get married. It is one of the most intimate relationships you can have on earth. This person gets to see you truly live the Gospel out on a day to day basis. What better testimony than that?
I pray that the negative stigmas of marriage would be broken. I pray that couples would unite more than ever and be the team that God created them to be. I pray that couples would quit nagging each other and instead choose to serve one another. Invest in your relationship with your spouse, treat them with the love that God has for us. Apologize and be truthful when you make a mistake and invite God to be at the center.
Proverbs 27: 23-24
"Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for the riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?"