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Why Did You Get Married?

February 28, 2022 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

(Ephesians 5:31)

PONDER THIS:

It is not your love that sustains your marriage, it is your marriage that sustains your love. Marriage is a commitment. The Bible says you are to be joined. A “no-fault” divorce is an impossibility. What happens many times is that 10 percent of a marriage is in trouble and the other 90 percent goes down the drain because of a lack of commitment.

Somebody says, “I owe it to myself to be happy.” What do you mean you owe it to yourself to be happy? When you were at the marriage altar, you made a vow. You owe it to God to keep your vow. You owe it to your spouse, and you owe it to your children. The one-flesh union of marriage must go beyond our personal preferences.

  • If you are married, what kinds of sacrifices have you had to make for the sake of your spouse? If you are not married, how have you witnessed married couples make these types of sacrifices?
  • How are all followers of Jesus called to sacrifice for the sake of others?

PRACTICE THIS:

Consider an area in which you need to lay down your rights and preferences this week. Take steps to sacrifice to serve someone else.

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