Genesis 2:23-24
23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Matthew 19:4-6
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] and said, ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Ephesians 5:22-27
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
1 Peter 3:7
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Colossians 3:18
18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

On November 27th of this year, my husband and I celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary.   Yes, thirty years!  As we approached our special date, I kept thinking where in the world has the time gone? How could thirty years have possibly flown by so quickly?

We have been so blessed to have shared thirty years of life.  As most couples we have had our ups and downs, we have had good days and days that were not so good.  We have laughed and we have cried. But through it all, I can still say that without question we have absolutely had more good days than bad days.

I know that our love for God has been the glue that has held us together when times were difficult. I truly believe that God has honored our commitment to Him and each other by blessing us with a good marriage.

My husband is truly my best friend and I know that I am his.  God knew exactly who we both needed to spend life with, and I am so grateful that He brought us together.  My prayer is that He will bless us with at least thirty more wonderful years together.

Here’s My 13 Tips For A Healthy Marriage

  1. Marriage is a gift from God. Cherish and love the mate He has blessed you with.
  2. Marriage is hard work.  It is not for the faint-hearted.  When things get tough, go to God in prayer together and seek His guidance to bring healing.
  3. The couple that prays together stays together.
  4. Marriage is not a 50/50 relationship. Sometimes it will be 70/30 or 40/60, maybe even 80/20, but with God’s help, you will get through it by taking one day at a time.
  5. A good marriage is one of the best gifts that you can give to your children.
  6. A loving marriage gets sweeter as the days, months, and years go by.
  7. When God is truly the head of your marriage you can work through any difficulty.
  8. When the marriage relationship is suffering, there is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking good sound Christian counseling.
  9. Abuse of any sort is never okay in a marriage or any relationship.
  10. Make your marriage a priority. Keep dating, this says to your spouse that the relationship is important. It also brings joy to the relationship.
  11. At some point in the marriage, you will have to forgive an offense by your mate, or you will be seeking forgiveness.  Be willing to forgive.
  12. Never go to bed angry, try to resolve the issue if at all possible before bedtime.  Every moment with your spouse is precious, so don’t spend those precious moments fighting.
  13. Never withhold sexual intimacy from your spouse, it will create resentment and frustration in the marriage.

In conclusion, I would like to say, that simply practice the Golden Rule in your marriage. Treat your spouse the way you would like to be treated.

Love them the way Christ loves, faithfully and unconditionally.
1 Corinthians 7:2-5
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.



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