Keys To A Successful Marriage Commitment
Marriage, as instituted by God, is a faithful, exclusive, lifelong union of a man and a woman joined in an intimate community of life and love. They commit themselves completely to each other and to the wondrous responsibility of bringing children into the world and caring for them.
The call to marriage is woven deeply into the human spirit. Marriage is the beginning of the family and it is a lifetime commitment. It also provides an opportunity to grow in selflessness as you serve your wife and children. Marriage is more than a physical union, it is also a spiritual and emotional union. This union mirrors the one between God and His Church.
According to many Christian denominations, Christian marriage is a Sacred Union before God, since he is the founder of marriage, Ephesians 5:25, has this to say, “for husband, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her. More so, Genesis 2:24 declares that “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Based on the Caption of this article, God’s View on Christian Marriage is that the partners should be Faithful to themselves, that is the marital bed undefiled as the Bible clearly stated in Hebrews 13:4, also partners should love themselves beyond measure and shouldn’t consider divorce except on Sexual Misconduct.
For Christian marriage to be blissful and long lasting, there are some keys to a successful marriage which I want my readers to implement in their marriages as Christians.
Below are the Keys:
Marriage takes work, commitment, and love, but they also need respect to be truly happy and successful. A marriage based on love and respect doesn’t just happen. Both spouses have to do their part.
Key No 1: Communicate clearly and often, that is talking with your partner is one of the best ways to keep your marriage healthy and successful.
Key No 2: Appreciate each other always by showing gratitude when your partner cooks food and does all kinds of domestic activities in the house.
Key No 3: Create time for each other, that is, with work and family responsibilities, it can be easy to lose the romance factor. Plan for special dates, either to go out or just stay at home.
Key No 4: Plan for some personal time, Alone time is just as important as couples ‘ time. Everyone needs time to recharge, think, and enjoy personal interests.
Key No 5: Build trust in your marriage, Marriage therapists and researchers have found out that criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling are serious threats to marriage.
Key No 6: Learn to forgive, know, this everyone makes mistakes but it is important to deal with your feelings, let them go, and move on. Don’t keep bringing up the past.
Footnote: Remember to work on these principles in order to have a long-lasting and stable marriage.