Our romance in marriage should last.
Marriage should be the evergreen tree that lasts all winter. It should look like a lush palm in the heat of the desert (Psalm 92:12-15). Marriage should look like Eden. But how in the world is that possible?
The Bible is the answer. (Psalm 1:1-3).
The only way a couple can spend a lifetime together that is truly filled with joy is by dependence on this Word. Joyful marriages don’t leave the words of God at the altar.
Psalm 1 describes what a life of dependence on the Bible looks like. It results in a fruitful life, with deep roots that last in every season. The normal, the terrible, the wonderful, the boring – God wants to speak into every area and season of your marriage.
On date night, the best thing you can do for your spouse – before dinner, before greeting the babysitter, before the romance – is to connect your marriage to God’s Word. God’s Word is precious because it leads us to God himself. This is the way to make your marriage thrive.
Take time to assess your marriage during this season. Does the Bible mean something for you and your spouse moment-by-moment? To ask it another way, if the Bible was removed from your marriage, how would it impact your day-to-day life? Would you notice?
If you want to consider your marriage a Christian marriage, it must have Christ at the center of it. And for Christ to be at the center, the Bible must be at the center as well. Christ cannot be removed from his word, and He will not abide in any home where his words are absent.
Romance that burns brightly is fueled by the power of Christ found in the Scriptures.
Together, cherish Christ and look to the law of the Lord.
To learn more about focusing on Christ in your marriage, join us March 7, 2020 for our Marriage Matters Conference.