THE WORD OF GOD is the foundation for a successful marriage. Jesus told a parable of two builders. The first man built his house on a sandy soil, and because there was no proper foundation, when the wind and storms rose and beat against the building, it collapsed. Of this, the Bible records: “great was the fall of it.” On the other hand, the other man took time to lay a proper foundation and the storm and winds of adversity that pulled down the house of the other man who built his house on sandy soil could not pull down his own house – he had a solid foundation; he built his house on a rock (Matt. 7:24-27).
Every marriage goes through tests, but what would keep your marriage in time of test and trials is a good foundation. Any marriage built on the foundation of God’s Word would stand the test of time. If you must make progress in marriage your foundation must be solid. If your foundation is not solid you can not build a viable marriage.
The Word of God gives the blueprint for building a successful marriage, which if followed would lead to marital bliss.
The divorce rate in Nigeria now is heading to 45%, whereas in the USA it is as high as 90%. Some get married and divorce the day after. This happens every now and then, but something must be done about it. You need to discover the truth about a successful marriage if you must enter into it. That’s why the Bible says, “Buy the truth and sell it not.”
In order to deal with the subject of marriage management for a blissful union, we must begin by defining some important terms relevant to a full understanding of the subject:
- FAMILY: This is a group of people who are closely related to each other. This includes father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, and all kin.
- MARRIAGE: This is the union of two people who have mutually agreed to form a family unit. But nowadays some so-called pastors are joining same sex people in marriage; let me make it clear that marriage is the union of two people of opposite sex who have mutually agreed to form a family unit. When a man and a woman agree to live together mutually – not by vision or prophecy – then they can become a married couple. Tribe has nothing to do with Christian marriage, neither does financial status.
- LOVE: This is to care very much for somebody (Longman’s Dictionary of Contemporary English). It means to show extreme care for somebody else. When you say, “I love you,” you’re ready to go the extra mile to care and show affection very much for another person.