Recognizing the Significance of Marriage


Tony and his wife Laura know the significance of marriage.

It’s a beautiful gift from God that we should never take for granted. It’s what brings us joy, peace, and love! But when Tony said “To whom much is given, much is required,” he definitely had it right! A strong marriage doesn’t just appear. Instead, it requires 3 things…

1. A strong marriage requires RESPECT: It all begins with respect. In order to build a solid foundation, you and your spouse must respect one another. So be sure to respect your spouse with your words, your actions, and even your thoughts.

2. A strong marriage requires PATIENCE: Next, you need to be ready and willing to put in the effort for a strong marriage. This means patiently loving and caring for and serving your spouse. Despite your own selfish desires, a strong marriage requires you to put your spouse first.

3. A strong marriage requires PRAYER: And most of all, a strong marriage requires prayer. Pray for your spouse to experience peace, wisdom, and humility. Pray for their character. Pray for their safety. Pray for their growth. Pray that they would be encouraged, challenged, and loved. The list goes on and on…

What are some other things that are required for a strong marriage? Share your ideas in a comment!

Posted on: February 16, 2016