“What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder”. Mark 10:9
We all listen to the common vows said at weddings we attend, and some of us have actually said the words as our own wedding. I may not have the words of wisdom since I am divorced, but then I thought maybe I do since I can look back and see why I did not fulfill the vows I had once spoken. No marriage will be perfect, because we are all imperfect people. However, I do believe that you can live in love for your lifetime. My grandparents were a perfect example. When my grandmother left this earth and went to heaven, she had been married to my grandfather for over 60 years. What a testimony. At the grocery store she would ponder all the things that he like and he would always say that her cooking was the best. My grandfather is still living and I can see the ache in his heart for my grandmother and knows he longs to be with her. That’s the kind of love that God meant marriage to be. Love is kind, patient, gracious, humble, serving, and forgiving. We have to be willing to fight for our marriage, like it is under attack from the power of hell….because it is! I have seen this statement many times “Marriage Takes Three” and I know for a fact this is true. When God is the center of your marriage, you are able to better focus on God, your spouse and then yourself.
To make our marriage stronger it takes intentionality, and I believe God’s Word and prayer. When we intentionally humble ourselves and pray for our spouse, our heart grows more soft and pliable. God is able to work in our heart as well as in our spouse.
Marriages last because two people make a choice to keep it, fight for it and to work for it.
Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves”.