Ephesians 4:2-3 New International Version (NIV)
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Remember that marriage vow, “Till death do us part.” Those words are important in their meaning whether you are newly married, middle-age couple, or in your senior years of marriage. These words were expressed to be permanent and committed to. You expressed these words to each other before God and in front of people. How do we stay married for life?
- Love – True love is not about what you get, but about what you have to give unconditionally. Love is a choice, and you have to fight for it. Love does not say, “I have to win.” It is selfless. Commitment to love is a powerful force in marriage.
- Trust – If marriage is going to thrive, it must be built on trust. This means you both reliably have each other’s best interest. You can be transparent with each other and at times vulnerable. This creates trust.
- Prayer – Marriage and commitment is based on prayer. Do you pray with each other daily? Pray together for each other’s needs and your spiritual connection with Jesus.
- Fun – Marriage was designed to have fun together. Do you have date nights, get aways, flirting with each other, and yes, scheduled sex. Make all of these an adventure in marriage. Enjoy each other.
Commitment to death is essential in staying married. Choose to love each other in the journey and enjoy marriage.
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