God truly longs to see us in a happy-loving relationship with our partner. He desires to see the way we can love one another and be kind, gentle, and ever so caring even when the world around us is falling apart. God created us to love others as Christ loved us. He desires for us to carry our crosses and to be a reflection of Christ himself.
My husband and I still remain newlyweds, 5 months into our marriage to be exact, and it will be 2 years into our relationship this year, 5 years into friendship. Before we decided to even think about being in a relationship, we became closer to God and began to have a relationship with him first. We both became baptized the same year, and decided to commit our lives to God.
Now I’m not saying that throughout the process, we didn’t slip and fall, or we didn’t bump heads with ourselves or even with God. It has happened to us many times over silly things. But by faith and by prayer, God has held us high and brought us through.
Your relationship with your partner is about bettering eachother as a whole each and everyday. It’s about carrying your crosses together without being ashamed. It’s about loving each other unconditionally, genuinely, forgiving one another. And so much more. Here’s a few verses on marriage from the Bible (KJV):
- “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)
- “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22)
- “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church. Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, let their wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.” (Ephesians 5:22-26)
- “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.” (Ephesians 5:28)
Pray for your marriage and for your partner from head to toe each and everyday. Start praying together, fasting, and reading the bible more. Create an alter in your home and do readings with eachother and your family if you have children once a week.
Wives, forgive your husbands, and husbands forgive your wives. Pray for discernment and know when the devil is trying to cause problems in your home, pray against it and ask God to protect your family from such distractions.
Remember that God has brought you and your partner together to love eachother unconditionally, appreciate eachother each passing day, lift eachother’s spirits, the both of you are here to fulfill a purpose, a purpose to be fulfilled together. Love. Appreciate. Fulfill.