Wow. As the youngest staff member, and the one with the least years of marriage under his belt, I have to assume I know the most about marriage, just like I know the most about raising children, growing old, and other things that come with wisdom. Just kidding. However, I do have some thoughts on the subject. Biblical marriage is not about you, your accolades, your shortcomings, or your love. Sure, these things play a part, but they are not what God expects marriage to be about. Marriage is to be about growing in Christ together. Don’t get married simply “Because you love each other.” This is one of the reasons the divorce rate is so high. Couples believe that when they “fall out of love,” the marriage is over. Getting married with Christ at the center means you will work harder, love deeper, and grow together more fully in Christ. This couple does a fantastic job at exemplifying Christ in this manner. I would encourage you to watch the video, take something from it, and even download the book. The book can be download for free in a PDF version by clicking the link below. And husbands, always remember what the Bible says on marriage in Ephesians 5:25-28:
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies.
Ask yourself this question: Is my spouse a better Christian because of me, or in spite of me?