Marriage is something that must be cherished and nourished. Some people take better care of their pets and possessions than their marriages. We must have our priorities right. Remember to keep the embers burning. Embrace the courtship and continuously reflect and ignite the flame of love. Not the surface infatuated love. The deep unending love that....
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Commitment must be a key ingredient in a successful marriage. You can't go into a marriage with the attitude if it doesn't work I'll......... just get divorced. I suggest you not marry at all. Prenuptial aagreements may sound logical, but they really represent a lack of trust. You should think long and hard before taking the final step. Marriage is a covenant agreement. This agreement is made to one another and to God quite often in the company of many witnesses. A covenant is a solemn binding agreement....
When a marriage is marred by unfaithfulness it's by products results in insecurity, mistrust and wounded hearts. It not only effects the couple. but their relatives as well as other close friendships they jointly share. Not confronting such a serious matter as unfaithfulness will ultimately destroy any relationship. Unfaithfulness does not have to dissolve the marriage. If it does occur a reconciliation should be considered.
A strong Christian marriage must contain intimacy. We must develop a warm endearing closeness, a relationship in which we can learn to be transparent. If your potential mate is the desired lifetime partner there should not be doubts in the area of trust. Marriage should consist of an ever increasing closeness. After all this is the person who should be closer to you than any one else. Remember the two shall be one flesh.
Intimacy does not just imply physical closeness. Many people engage in physical relationships without ever experiencing intimacy. Life experiences can be very hurtful. These experiences often help us to develop walls that emotionally protect us from further hurt. These walls create barriers. These barriers must gradually come down as we learn to entrust who we truly are to our love one. This is why it is so very important that Christians seek God's counsel when seeking a marriage partner. When a marriage omits God's principles and direction it can be a living hell..........