The marriage covenant is sacred; it is to be a reflection of Christ and the Church. The husband and wife are to be in submission one to the other out of reverence for their Lord. The husband is instructed to love his wife just as Christ loves the church, and live with her according to knowledge in order that their prayers will not be hindered. The wife is to honor and support her husband in ways that show her support for Christ. In other words, a husband and wife are to learn to cooperate with one another and accept each other’s individuality. Keep in mind that together you are heirs and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, and help each other grow spiritually and fulfill your individual and corporate destinies. Love is not passive, love requires effort; it isn’t a feeling, but a decision.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for harmony in my marriage. Thank you for the tenderness that is expressed, promoting love and kindness. We are of one mind and we live in peace and harmony with each other. God’s peace and love dominate our marriage, home, and family! Jesus is Lord! Amen.
Ephesians 4:3; 1 Peter 3:11; 2 Corinthians 13:11