“Do Your Own Decorating’

 

        There will be no marriage in Heaven Matthew 22:30Matthew 22:30
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

30 pues en la resurrección ni se casarán ni se darán en casamiento, sino serán como los ángeles de Dios en el cielo.j

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. Marriage is for this world. God gives the gift of marriage but you must do your own decorating. Decorate your relationship or it will become bland for you and for your spouse. You have a ministry to your companion. I can hear someone saying, “That is good, but I need to spend time with the Lord.” That is true. The Scripture didn’t say married men/women were to be carnal. It just sets some priorities. Where there are no priorities, there is a sense of being overwhelmed by responsibility. You can still consecrate yourself as long as you understand you are called to be a companion to your spouse. God has ascribed honor to marriage. Your bed is undefiled, Hebrews 13:4Hebrews 13:4
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

4 Honroso sea en todos el matrimonio y el lecho sin mancilla; pero a los fornicarios y a los adúlteros los juzgará Dios.c

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says:”Marriage is honorable in all, and bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” However you choose to decorate your relationship is holy. Do not neglect each other in the name of being spiritual. God wants you to be together.

 

        There should be necessitates of sharing your life with each other and developing mutual interests. Think about things you can do together. One of the secrets of a happy relationship is finding commonality. It’s not a negative thing for a woman to be a weaker vessel. In making the man stronger, God designed a wonderful partnership. Whatever happened to the custom of opening the car door for your wife? Some husbands are fifteen feet down the driveway while the wife still has one foot out the door! Look for ways to be courteous that you know she will appreciate.

 

        It isn’t what you get out of marriage but what you put into it that brings glory to God. Do you know your spouse needs? Have you discussed them? Have you asked your spouse what kind of husband/wife they wants you to be? Reignite your passion in intimacy, find hope for the tough times, and get motivated for making your marriage what God intends for husbands and wives.

 

        Physical intimacy and connection in a marriage relationship is totally God’s idea. As we anticipate Christ’s return, the marriage that will end all marriages, the spiritual romance between Christ and the Church is our best source of inspiration for a great marriage here, Ephesians 5:32Ephesians 5:32
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

32 Grande es este misterio,f pero yo me refiero a Cristo y a la iglesia.g

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        Despite any past mistakes or wounds, our marriages have the potential to become what they were intended to be. Jumpstarting this transformation process requires realizing what we were intended to experience and then reforming where we have failed to match up. The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes provides a timeless picture of marriage. Here we see two designed to function as one – with the help of God working behind it all.

 

        “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

9 Mejor son dos que uno, pues reciben mejor paga por su trabajo. 10 Porque si caen, el uno levantará a su compañero; pero ¡ay del que está solo! Cuando caiga no habrá otro que lo levante. 11 También, si dos duermen juntos se calientan mutuamente, pero ¿cómo se calentará uno solo? 12 A uno que prevalece contra otro, dos lo resisten, pues cordón de tres dobleces no se rompe pronto.

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