One of the greatest blessings we can receive in this life is the love of a family, and the bonds that exist between its members are sacred. It’s no accident that the Bible is filled with passages that explain our relationship to God by comparing it to our relationship with our father. Our earthly families are intended to reflect God’s unconditional love. Husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loves His church, and wives are called to devote themselves to their husbands as the church devotes itself to Christ. Emulating the love that exists between God and His church in a family is no easy feat.
Oftentimes, families struggle with emptiness, lack of communication and pain. They don’t realize the resolution they are straining for is simpler than the battle they’re fighting.
If your house has a damaged foundation, it doesn’t matter how much spackle you use, cracks will keep reappearing. In the same way, a family can’t succeed if you aren’t maintaining its foundation.
A Christian family begins and ends with each member’s personal commitment to God.
To get to where you want to be, you need to know your destination. No matter where you are now, whether you’re single and dreaming of a family or a seasoned veteran of matrimony, keep your eyes turned to God’s love. That is the ideal. Once you’ve aligned yourself with God’s plan for you, the rest will fall into place.
God’s definition of manhood is the ability to put divine truth into action at home and on the job.
No amount of strength, good looks, or assets can improve his performance from God’s perspective. A biblical husband is a man who has learned to submit his manhood underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is then that he will experience all of the fullness that a healthy marriage has to offer.
Marriage is a covenantal union designed by God to enable both partners to fully live out their divine purpose for being. Only when both partners understand their responsibilities underneath God will they maximize this unique union!