"Marriage" It is a God idea and it provides a great strength to a Husband and Wife.
The Word of God says in Genesis 2:18 - 25 (MSG) “GOD said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.” So GOD formed from the dirt of the ground all the animals of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the Man to see what he would name them. Whatever the Man called each living creature, that was its name. The Man named the cattle, named the birds of the air, named the wild animals; but he didn’t find a suitable companion". GOD put the man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. GOD then used the rib that he had taken from the man to make woman and presented her to the man. The man said, “Finally! Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh! Name her woman for she was made from man.” Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh. The two of them, the man and his wife, were naked, but they felt no shame.” You see the devil will do what ever he can to destroy this whole marriage idea.
Which is Gods Idea...
The devil knows that if he can destroy your marriage, he can greatly weaken you in your emotions, trust and a host of other areas of your life. We must realize that our marriage is one of the devils targets. We must do all we can do to protect our marriage from perpetrators and attackers. The New Testament is very clear about the marriage covenant and how the husband and wife are to flow together.
The Word of God says in Ephesians 5:22-29 (MSG) “Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands". Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage. No one abuses his own body, does he? No, he feeds and pampers it. That’s how Christ treats us, the church, since we are part of his body. And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become “one flesh.” This is a huge mystery, and I don’t pretend to understand it all. What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church. And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband.” There is Gods protection in submitting to one another as well as protection and blessings in living the way God says in our Marriage's. Love, honor, submission, and unity are very strong attributes that build a hedge around your marriage. We must keep strife out and every evil work of the enemy. Living life how Gods Word says to and standing on his Word by faith will help us through any attack at any time. Marriage is Honorable, and God considers its expression of love undefiled in His sight.
Hebrews: 13:4 (MSG) Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.”
Your Marriage is worth fighting for. When we stop the devil from stealing your marriage, you stop him from stealing your honor. The Word of God says there are many vessals in My House some of honor and some of dishonor. Fight for your honorable marriage in Gods Word. God intends for your marriage to be a great enjoyment and pleasure in your life. Dont let the devil defile this in any way. RELIZE THAT YOUR ENEMY IS THE DEVIL, LOCATE HIM AT ONCE, AND LEARN HIS FOUL WAYS HES'S ATTACKING YOUR MARRIAGE . THEN USE EVERY WEAPON (THE WORD OF GOD AND PRAYER ) YOU HAVE AGAINST HIM. PRESERVE YOUR MARRIAGE AT ALL COST.
Some things to do when your Marriage is in Trouble 1. Neutralize your stand. Don't be overaggressive, and don't be so defensive. 2. Recognize the real enemy, and take your attention off each other. 3. Get your emotions under control immediately. Control yourself, and overcome any hurt you've experienced. 4. Humble yourself (even if your spouse is on the attack). 5. Forgive and ask for forgiveness. In fact , learn to be an instant forgiver. 6. When you and your spouse (and the situation) have cooled down, then communicate. 7. Don't ever allow the argument to affect your embracing each other. 8. Never, ever, for any reason bring up the past. 9. Look to the Word of God for help. Lean on the Word and your prayer life. 10. Never allow your children to be participators or spectators in any disagreement between you and your spouse.
REMEMBER YOUR MARRIAGE COVENANT IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!