THE MARRIAGE BOX
Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for: companionship, intimacy, friendship, etc. The truth is that at the start of marriage--the box is empty!
You must put something in before you can take anything out of the "Marriage Box!" And, without God this is no easy task!
THE EMPTY MARRIAGE BOX
There is no love in marriage itself. Love is in God and God puts love into each of us, so that we can put love into our marriages.
There is no romance in your marriage. God uses you to infuse it into your marriage. And you must carefully soak your lives in the love of God so that He can bring forth a lifetime of romance!
THE THREESOME IN THE MARRIAGE BOX
There is no ME in your marriage. There are three people... not one single, solitary person can sustain a marriage! The head of the marriage is CHRIST JESUS, The head of the wife is her husband, and the wife submits to her husband as unto the Lord.
Now wives don't fret, the Spirit makes it possible to submit humbly to one another out of respect for the Lord Jesus Himself.
Wives it should be no different with your husbands, submit to them as you do to the Lord.
THE MARRIAGE BOX OF GOD'S PURE LOVE
And husbands, God has given you a sacred duty to love and lead as the Lord Jesus loves and gave himself for the church. (The church is His body; He is her Savior.) So wives should submit to their husbands, respectfully, in all things, just as the church yields to Christ Jesus.
Husbands, you must love your wives, deeply, purely, and sacrificially that we can understand it only when we compare it to the love that Christ Jesus has for His bride, the church. We know He gave Himself up completely to make her His own, washing her clean of all her impurity with water and the powerful presence of His Word.
KEEPING THE MARRIAGE BOX FULL
A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It is a husband and a wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak.
A couple must learn the art and form the habit of giving, loving, serving praising. The consistent investment of time thoughtfulness, affection, forgiveness, mutual respect, prayer and a rock solid commitment to one another will keep the box full.
Nonetheless, if either of you take out more than you put in, the box will quickly be emptied.
THE MARRIAGE BOX REMEMBERS
The closer the husband and wife get to Christ Jesus, the closer they get to each other.
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