Marriage should be honored by everyone. And every marriage should be kept pure between husband and wife. Hebrews 13:4 ERV
Today, this 27th day of October 2021 I have been married to my beautiful wife Karen for 31 years. We have three fantastic children Duncan, Mitchell, and Ashleigh and God has blessed us more than either of us could ever have imagined. So today I want to take some time to look at some of what the Bible says about marriage.
In the Life Recovery Bible The Step Ten Devotional, based on the verses Romans 5:3-5 NLT We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us.
In this devotional, it talks about Peter asking Jesus in Matthew 18:21-22 “How often should I forgive someone who sins against me?” Jesus goes on to tell Him ‘seventy times seven’ In other words repeatedly. After 31 years of marriage, I am happy to say “I LOVE MY WIFE.” more and more with every day we share together. does either of us always get it right? Of course not. Are there times when we do things that offend or hurt each other? Definitely! But the bottom line in our relationship is we both agree and acknowledge it was God who brought us together and it is God that keeps us together. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And, so can you. Today I want to encourage you wherever you are. whatever stage of relationship you are in with God and with others, stay God Focused and you will not be disappointed.