God’s heart for your marriage is sanctification. As we journey through marriage, we learn how to live set apart, honoring the Lord in our commitment to our spouse. What does it mean to have a marriage that is set apart? It’s one that demonstrates, embodies, and leads others to the goodness of God. It honors the Lord, producing fruit that looks like Him.
Your marriage can embody the light of Jesus
There is a cultural myth that marriage is meant to be hard. While I don’t believe that marriage is always easy, I do know that God, in His goodness, created marriage because it wasn’t good for man to be alone. In marriage, we learn to lift one another, strengthening ourselves in an intertwining with God.
From this place, we experience the power of a surrendered union. God wants to move in your marriage to bring His love onto the earth!
God can transform anything
The enemy wants you to believe there is a limit to God’s ability to transform marriages. God restores all things. Where there are two humble hearts, there is room for God to move. If you are a young Christian couple, I want to encourage you: pray for your marriage! Put on the armor of God for your household daily. Speak life over your spouse and relationship. Pray with one another and learn to prioritize each other’s needs. You have the unique ability to set a foundation for the spiritual life of your relationship.
“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 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. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28“