One Man and One Woman for a Lifetime

“Don’t you read the Scriptures?”  he replied.  “In them is writted that at the beginning God created man and woman, and that a man should leave his father and mother, and be forever united to his wife.  The two shall become one–no longer two, but one!  And no man may divorce what God has joined together.”

No human made this up.  It was not the church or the culture, or any wise humans.  These were the words of Jesus.  Humans have throughout history tried every conceivable way of doing the marriage relationship differently than this.  But just as we have only one life, we, in God’s eyes, have only one marriage.  If we protect our  marriage, nurture it, constantly strive to improve it, exercise it, and keep it healthy, it should last our lifetime.  Unlike our bodies, marriage tends to improve with age–that is the reward of all the striving to understand, forgiving, giving sacrificially and growing it requires.  Nurture the love, nurture the spouse, and put more into it than you put into career, children, hobbies, etc.  All those things change, but the marriage was made to last.  Long married people will tell you there is nothing as satisfying and rewarding as “old love”.  You have made memories together, you have achieved things together, you hopefully have children together, and now you smile and laugh at things together as you remember them.  You have learned to treasure your differences, you have fewer misunderstandings, you know one another as no one else does, and you enjoy each other.  You have each other’s back, and you know you will take care of each other.  This was what God originally intended.

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One Response to “One Man and One Woman for a Lifetime”

  1. Michael McSellers Says:

    Truth!!

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