The Bible demonstrates advice on building a happy marriage because it comes from the creator of marriage, God. It teaches us how to build personality, character, and core values that can help make a marriage happier. The bible also warns us about attitudes and character that can ruin good marriages. I admire how the Bible teaches about excellent communication skills that enhance happiness in marriage.
“But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices 10 and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it” Colossians 3:8-10, 12-14.
Husbands and wives should honor and respect each other. Love and respect are two of the critical components that help to make your marriage work. Husband and wife must understand their God-given role and operate in it according to Gods plan for marriage. When both accept the roles that God has assigned them in marriage, they are happier. The husband is loving and honoring his wife and the wife doing the same respecting and honoring the husband.
“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” Colossians 3:18, 19.
Husband, you don’t love your wife because you want to you must love her because she needs it. This was a command from God. Wives you don’t submit and honor your husband based on what he does, you must give him honor and respect because he needs it.
What makes a marriage last?
Married couples can stay together if they love each other and make the commitment to remain faithful and work their marriage. A successful marriage is not by accident; it is a planned event. Marriage is not a destination; it is a journey. Your marriage is not built in a day your marriage is built daily. You and your spouse must decide to build the marriage you desire. Love alone won’t make your marriage work. Love makes the sacrifice, love gives more than it receives; love does not keep score; it holds no grudges, love honors and is respectful.
God teaches us how to love. He and his Son, Jesus, are perfect examples of self-sacrificing love.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4: 7-8
Marriage is holy, and it is a gift from God. When husbands and wives respect marriage and recognized that it is a holy arrangement by God, they will stay together. God created marriage to be a permanent union between a man and a woman so that families would be secure. Marriage can last because God made men and women to complement each other physically and emotionally. He also made them in his image, with the ability to imitate his love.
—Read Genesis 2: 18, 22, 23, 24. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Husband and wife, man and woman were made for each other. Not to compete with each other, but to complete God’s original plan for humankind.