Portrait Of A Godly Marriage
Portrait of a Godly Marriage
A godly marriage is one in which both the husband and the wife seek to die to self
and live for Christ daily. Personal agendas are submitted to God’s agenda as both
spouses seek to be controlled by the Spirit of God rather than by their flesh.
Neither partner clings to his or her “rights”, but both realize that they are under the
authority of God. Their unity is not ba
“compatibility” issues, but on the fact that God has joined them together. They seek
harmony through “putting on the mind of Christ”.
When there is an issue to address, they first consider where they have been wrong.
After they have confessed and repented of their area of responsibility, they
prayerfully and lovingly seek to bring their partner to a right place before God. Both
partners are willing to consider their own sin, repent, and are ready to forgive their
Their primary goal for each other is that they reflect Christ and His love. This takes
precedence above personal agendas for their partner. They consider it a privilege
and responsibility to assist their partner in their spiritual growth. They evaluate their
love for each other ba
They take time to build and nurture their relationship. The marriage takes priority
above all other relationships (with the exception of their relationship to God),
including job, kids, parents and friendships. They are loyal and faithful to each
other, and do not allow any person to come between them.
They make their physical relationship a priority, are affectionate with each other, and
make love frequently.
They worship together, are faithful in church attendance, and read sc
together regularly. They do not treat their faith as a private matter, but share it
freely with each other.
See: Ephesians 5; 1 Corinthians 7 & 13; Colossians 3; 1 Peter 3