7 Lessons the Bible Teaches Us About Marriage

BY: - 20 Apr '18 | Faith

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When it comes to the concept of marriage and how to make them great, opinions run aplenty among both married and unmarried folks. In fact, many people have no idea how to make a marriage great or, if they know, are unwilling to put in the work it takes to do so. Women often seek advice from their girlfriends. Men usually run to their boys. But there are so many lessons the Bible teaches us about marriage, it’s the one resource that most often gets neglected.

Below, I’ve outlined some scriptures that give amazing direction for your relationship with your spouse. They’re only useful if you use them. Some are specific to husbands and others to wives but feel free to learn from each other. Whether your marriage is soaring high or in the valley low, I suggest you give them a try.

Marriage Lesson #1 – Character counts a lot, so keep yours noble.

Proverbs 31:1 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

If you’re a Christian wife, you’ve most likely read this passage. If you’re not, but you’re interested in the importance of character in your marriage, this scripture gives great insight. Conducting yourself with nobility is worth more than rubies. Work on this trait and earn your husband’s confidence.

Marriage Lesson #2 – It’s important to build your own family.

Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

It can be difficult to leave your extended family out of your relationship with your spouse, especially if you have always been close. But you and your spouse have begun your own family. You will create your own traditions. You will implement your own ideas. Remember, in your marriage, you and your spouse are designed to be as one. Don’t let anything – or anyone – get in the way of that.

Marriage Lesson #3 – Help your spouse do the right thing no matter how difficult it might be.

Acts 5:2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

It takes courage to call your spouse out on something that you both know is wrong. When you see them taking a path that will damage their spirit and lower your esteem of them, pray and speak up. In fact, keep praying and keep speaking until they are moved to do the right thing.

Marriage Lesson #4 – Sex with your spouse is a must. Have lots of it.

1Corinthians 7:3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

Sexless marriages are not a myth. They actually exist. If you approach this part of your marriage with the mindset that God intends, yours doesn’t have to be one of them. It’s important to keep in mind that implementing some of the other lessons found in this article will most likely keep bedroom activities poppin’ off on the regular.

Marriage Lesson #5 – God gives the directions but someone needs to steer the ship.

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

I know that not everyone subscribes to this way of thinking. But if you want your marriage to encounter smooth sailing, I recommend you not only “subscribe” but “like” and “follow” it as well.

Marriage Lesson #6 – Love the Respect the Love.

Ephesians 5:33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

When it comes to love and respect, one often begins where the other one ends…just like the sentence above. Nurture both in your marriage.

Marriage Lesson #7 – Get out of your own head.

Philippians 2:5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

Perhaps the most difficult challenge couples face when it comes to their relationship is learning how to get out of their heads and adopt the mind of Christ. You enter a marriage as an individual, with history. Sometimes, that history has unbelievable scars. Whether you intend to or not, you probably view your spouse through a scarred lens.  This scripture advises you to get out of your head and into the mind of Christ. Once you see your spouse the way Christ does, marriage miracles start to happen.

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There are a million other lessons on marriage in the Bible. I’m sure we’ll add more to the list. But start with these. Your friends and trusted loved ones will still have things to say when it comes to your relationship with your spouse. It’s up to you to decide whose advice you’re going to take.

BMWK, will you put these lessons into practice?

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Joann Fisher wrote 154 articles on this blog.

Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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9 Incredible Benefits of Praying With Your Spouse

BY: - 23 Apr '18 | Faith

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Prayer is deeply personal. For many of us, it is a time where we lay our hearts bare before God in an attempt to draw closer to Him. As a result, it’s not always a space we wish to invite others into. In marriage, however, there should be times where you and your spouse petition God together. The list of benefits of praying with your spouse is long because even though it’s a deeply personal time, there’s a point to prayer. You get something out of it. When praying with your spouse, you get something out of it together.

Let’s dive in.

Vulnerable Together

When you pray, it’s an opportunity to be vulnerable to the core. In your vulnerability with God, you share the things you fear most and seek His guidance. When praying together, your spouse gets to be a part of that. As a result, they get to share your fears and be an instrument of God’s peace.

Mourn Together

Taking your pain to God is a big part of prayer. By including your spouse in the process, they learn the things that hurt you most and are able to share in your mourning.

Rejoice Together

When God answers prayer, you rejoice. Rejoicing with your spouse who has been on the spiritual battlefield with you makes God’s answer even more precious.

Need Together

As a married couple, your relationship and life overall are full of needs and desires. When you go before God to express those needs as one, you walk away as a chord of three strands.

Speak Together

The lines of communication get busted wide open when you pray with your spouse. After sharing your heart with God, you and your spouse are able to talk to one another about the things that matter most. Your conversations get to move beyond the surface into a realm where only you two and God reside.

Be Intimate Together

There’s no getting vulnerable and humble without developing intimacy. Whether it’s spiritual intimacy, emotional intimacy, sexual intimacy, or all of the above, prayer will enhance it when the two of you walk and talk with God as a couple.

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Faithful Together

That prayer strengthens your faith is commonly accepted. But individually, we can grow weak and weary when attacks on our faith keep coming. Having your spouse in the midst of your prayers helps you two to face your weaknesses together and build your faith.

Fight Together

The Bible tells us that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. You know that a lion likes to separate the weak from the pack. When you and your spouse pray together, you also fight together. By staying by each other’s side in the spiritual battle, you help to keep each other vibrant and alive for God and His work. You also serve as God’s instrument of protection for your marriage and your family.

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Unite Together

“What God has joined together, let no one separate.” This scripture from Mark 10:9 provides the ultimate look into the power of praying with your spouse. It is a scripture often read at wedding ceremonies. Unfortunately, it’s the only time many married couples face God together. But it wasn’t intended to be that way. By praying together,  you ensure that no matter who or what comes your way, God’s favor will remain with you. Prayer unites your hearts, your minds, your souls, and your strength. When you and your spouse are united through God, your marriage will remain as strong as He intended.

Yes, there are so many benefits of praying with your spouse. But this is not an exhaustive list. If you want your marriage to succeed but you struggle with the idea of praying with your spouse, find a reason that works for you. Prayer is powerful, but praying with your spouse is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up.

BMWK, are you praying with your spouse?

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Joann Fisher wrote 154 articles on this blog.

Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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