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Making Your Marriage Work: The Secrets to Revive Your Marriage and Keep it Alive

Many couples today are having one issue or the other concerning their marriage. Some do not feel the love again due to the emptiness they are experiencing. Based on some things I observed, there are some virtues you need to possess in order to make your marriage work. It takes great commitment to make a marriage successful and blissful. The gift of God demands the commitment of those who are involved. The good thing is that the Bible is not silent on what couples must do to make their marriages work. I pray for couples reading this that, your marriage will be highly successful in Jesus’ name.
One of the principles that any woman who wants her marriage to succeed should imbibe is unconditional submission. This is the submission that does not attach any condition to compliance. The Christian wife must learn to submit to the husband. When she does this, she receives a blessings which money cannot but from God. Every husband wants a submissive wife, while every submissive wife always has a way to make her marriage work without struggles. There should be mutual submission between the husband and the wife. Both of them must learn to mutually submit to one another.
“Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband; and likewise also the husband hath no power of his own body but the wife. In the old time, women who feared God and trusted Him adorned themselves being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord.”
It is dangerous for a woman to go into marriage partnership with a man she will not submit herself to. It is better for such a woman not to get married at all. When the Word of God says, “Wives, submit…” some people take this as a piece of advice. However, it is not a piece of advice, but an express command which must be obeyed. As a matter of fact, the Bible further reveals the degree of submission it says: “…as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.” May the Lord bless your home with eternal peace in Jesus’ name.
“And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh.” (Matthew 19:5).
A marriage that has God in it is the best thing that can happen to any child of God. The Bible says: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22.)
This Scripture unequivocally dismisses the wrong notion of marriage being a burden. For your marriage to work, the Bible text above reveals the first obligation on the part of the man (the husband) towards his wife: you must strictly adhere to this twin-command – leaving your parents and cleaving to your wife. Some men never leave their parents, particularly their mother. They are “mummy’s boys” and after marriage they still ‘eat from their mother’s pot’ on regular basis. This habit destroys a marriage relationship fast.
Unconditional love is another obligation a husband must perform towards his wife. This kind of love will make the man give his entire being to his wife without expecting anything in return. The Bible says: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” Ephesians 5:25.
Some men, unfortunately, do not know what it means to be married. Marriage could be regarded as giving of one’s self to one’s spouse. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, gave the real picture of marital obligation when he wrote:
“But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.” (1 Corinthians 7:32-33).
The truth in the above passage is that a man is under obligation to cater for his wife and to have an unreserved commitment to the joy and well-being

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About Bodjetstar

ADEDIYA Olabode "Bodjetstar" is the Founder & Owner of Channel of Virtue, Nigeria's No. 1 Online Family and Parenting Magazine. He is also the Founder of The Great Value, an online Youth Development Magazine for Nigerians. Learn more and Connect with him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @Bodjetstar

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