“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9
As we continue learning about cultivating Christian homes with the work we do inside its four walls, we have to remember that a bit part of our home is our marriage. Just considering the idea of believing in our marriage feels weighty and so very important! We live in a culture that says, “If you aren’t happy, go and something (or someone) that will make you happy.” But friend, this is far from God’s truth and design for marriage. Our marriage is actually meant for God’s holiness to unfold. It’s our love story, on display, meant to glorify God! That is why we say vows before treasured family and friends to say we are in this for the long-haul. Through it all—the great, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I read in a beautiful book recently called When Sinners Say I Do that our marriage was meant to be a living testimony of God’s relationship to the church. As Christians, our marriage has a purpose in God’s kingdom. People should be able to look at it and see the mystery of God’s glory intertwined throughout it. God’s Word calls husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church and for the wives to submit to their husbands’ leadership and respect them. This is God’s plan and shows trust and companionship like no other.
That’s the rub, friend. As Christians, we are called to be counter-cultural. We are called to reject the world’s idea of marriage and cling to God’s Word. The Bible is always better and it always produces joy beyond what we could ask or imagine. If we are longing for a change in our marriage, seeking God is always the best answer.
As you think about this important topic today, take a moment to explore your ideas about marriage. Is this based on a biblical design, or have you adopted some of the world’s ideas? Ask God to give you wisdom. He is faithful. Ask Him to open your heart and your eyes to see what He has for you.
We are praying for you. We know that this journey of marriage is not easy. But mama, it is worth it! God sees you and He cares for you deeply. He believes in your marriage and is rooting for you!
Love in Him,
Krystle Porter and the Help Club for Moms Team
“We can’t afford to waste our marriage by merely pursuing our own happiness.” Francis Chan