Marriage is made by the one who made heaven and earth between two people that is a man and woman with the intention of lasting forever, but because of our imperfections it does not last forever and many people think is not possible for it to last forever. what do you think?
Yes, it possible for a marriage to last forever as the bible say "till death do depart us", yes without death and adultery marriage mates are not to separate but for marriage to hold it depend on two main keys or factors. what are they?
what are the two main key factors for a lasting marriage? let see the originator of marriage says at
"Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless, each one of you must love his wife as he does himself; on the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband"
So the one who made marriage gave us the lasting medicine for marriage or relationship and did you see it in the above scripture, yes the two main keys for a lasting marriage is:
1. Love and
The first key to a lasting marriage is "LOVE"
there are many forms of love, love for friendship, for family members and relationship that is between male and female or man and a woman.
this kind of love was are talking about here is between man and a woman which the bible term as agape love, that is love without hypocrisy.
" Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, continue loving your wives, just as the Christ also loved the congregation and gave himself up for it,"
this scripture is encouraging husbands to continue loving their wives which means it should be ongoing and not stop, also bible fewer instruct husbands to love their wives as themselves why? because if you love your wife as yourself you will not hurt her.
Even in our homes, you can see that whenever there is love there is always happiness. so if you want your relationship to last or to be successful then you should love your wife as a husband
The second key to a lasting marriage is "RESPECT"
Respect is a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
The next point to a lasting marriage is respect, and where is there is respect there is also love. let see what the bible says
"Ephesians 5:33 "on the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband"
Respect your husband if you want your marriage to last, also respect your husband if you want him to love you. respect here includes how we talk, how we request things.
The only two ways to have a successful relationship in marriage is to have the above 2 keys, love and respect. these two things should come from both partners and remember that respect is earned not request. so love your wife and your wife will respect you. on the other hand, respect your husband and he will love you.
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