In the book What My Parents Did Right! Bible teacher Jill Briscoe wrote of how her parents maintained their commitment to each other without ever considering divorce an option. “My sister and I knew that Mom and Dad enjoyed being married, would stay married, and hoped we’d do the same. Differences they had were kept between them and worked out in the context of the promises they made to each other and to God on their wedding day. There was no option out!”
Marriage is knowing and loving each other while, at the same time, knowing and loving God. The resources we need for a healthy home are the same as the ones we need for everyday living—love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These—the fruit of the Spirit—come with maturity; and spiritual maturity comes from our walk with God through Jesus.
Make sure you’re growing in Christ, and He will help you keep your marriage alive and strong. What your marriage needs is—Him!
When the doors on a marriage are shut and bolted and a fire breaks out, all your time and energy goes to putting out the flames.