The topic for this Martial Moments will be "Developing A Strong Marriage". The main goal of every married person must be to make their marriage as strong as possible. Your home will only be as strong as your weakest area. Sadly, to many marriages tend t o focus on everything but the security and stability of their home. Strengthening the home must be a top priority. In an age when families are falling apart and marriages are divorcing, you and I must major in the things that are important. We must focus on the things that are meaningful and helpful in the home. This will take commitment on our part to focus on the areas that need strengthening. The Biblical text will be select verses from Genesis, chapters one and two. This important topic will take several weeks to complete. Let's begin with this thought: To Develop A Strong Marriage, you must have a Commitment To Fulfill God's Plan and Purpose. In Genesis 2:18 the Bible states that, "It is not good that the man should be alone". Up to this point in the Bible everything God had done He declared it good. The first time a "not good" came from a Holy God was in relationship to the loneliness of man. Therefore, we glean from this verse that it is God's plan and purpose that His created beings become married and that they have someone with whom they can share their life. Because of this void in Adam's life, God created Eve and brought her unto Him. God's intelligent design readily recognized that marriage was the best possible situation for man and woman. In every way imaginable, a loving and stable marriage is better than being alone in life. (1) Physically, marriage is better for mankind. Generally speak-ing, the married person has better health. They tend to live longer and to have a better quality of life. (2) Mentally the married couple enjoys more benefits. They have someone to talk with and someone with whom to share their thoughts and feelings. They are able to share life's problems, pleasures, and pressures with someone who cares. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 has some wise advice for the husband and the wife. There the Bible states that, "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken". (3) Financially, the married couple is better equipped. It is tough to meet the financial demands on one income. Two working individuals are often better able to meet the financial requirements of the home than the single income family. (4) Socially, the husband and wife are much better off then their single counterparts. They are able to develop life long friendships that enable them to function better in the social realm. To often the single person seems either to be left out or she feels like an intruder. To Develop A Strong Marriage you must make a full and com-plete Commitment To Fulfill God's Plan and Purpose for your life and home. Without this commitment, you will never invest the time and effort into making your home the great and awesome place God intends for it to be.
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