Even for those who have been married for several years, some couples still desire to know how to strengthen a marriage.
Unlike fairy tales and romance novels, marriage doesn’t automatically come with “happily-ever-after”. Marriage, like any other relationship, takes a lot of work. It is difficult at times, but we should never give up or let the enemy tempt us into sin and wrongdoings.
As Christians, we have one powerful weapon to fight against the attacks on our marriages—our relationship with God. When God is at the center of your married life, you and your spouse are blessed and protected by His everlasting love. When you live out Christian values and lifestyles in your marriage, your marriage becomes stronger and you both are easily able to say “no” to evil or temptation.
Marriage is rooted in God. Most people have forgotten this because of the changes in society and worldly thinking. In the Sacrament of Marriage, God puts two people together to live out a beautiful family life and share this world with each other. In the Bible, Jesus also spoke about marriage:
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” – Mark 10:7-9
The same is said in Genesis 2:24. The Bible tells us a lot about marriage, including the things that each spouse must and must not do. It may be a challenging task for us, humans, to follow God’s commandments, but we have 24/7 access to divine guidance and support from the Holy Spirit.
Marriage works best when each person is fully committed to his or her relationship with God. And as a couple lives out their married life, they can draw strength and faith from each other.
Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Some couples take it for granted, but marriage is a blessing. Put God always at the center of your marriage to keep it going strong and filled with happiness.