Ephesians 5:25 Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
We live in a country where statistics tell us that the average length of a marriage last only seven to eight years, while more than half of all marriages end in divorce. Of those who stay married, less than 50% claim to be happily married. The question is raised, “How can I have a happy, healthy marriage?"
I have had the privilege of observing several great, godly marriages (including my parents in my home) and have heard men with great marriages teach and preach on the topic. The most helpful truth I have seen illustrated is the triangle principle.
In this love triangle, God is at the apex, and the husband and wife are on either side of the base. As both move closer to God and pursue Him, they also move closer to each other. God designed marriage as a reflection of His love for us. He calls husbands and wives to love and honor one another, just as Christ loves the church. This love triangle requires each person to recognize their roles and responsibilities within the union, as well as placing God as the central pursuit of their relationship.
Seeking God's wisdom, guidance, and strength is crucial in maintaining a healthy and thriving marriage. Spending time together in prayer, studying God’s Word, and seeking His will allows God to shape and transform us, enabling us to love our spouse selflessly and will draw us together.
Pride distances us from God’s blessings because pride removes God from our minds.
When we prioritize God as Jehoshaphat did, we unlock blessings that have a profound impact on our lives.