God admonishes us to enjoy one another in marriage. Specifically, He encourages us to live happily with our mate (Ecclesiastes 9:9 NLT) and to rejoice over them and be a fountain of blessing to each other (Proverbs 5:18 NLT). If God said this in his Word, then it must be possible for us to live accordingly.
Marriage is the union of two people wholly committed to their covenant with and before God. A happy, fulfilling marriage is when both individuals understand this and continually seek out ways to add to their relationship’s bottom line rather than take from it. It is each partner being willing to give all of themselves in spite of the other person’s contributions or deficiencies.
To enjoy your marriage, recognize that there are many benefits that come along with it. Enjoy companionship by doing things together. Practice emotional intimacy by communicating with your spouse and getting to know each other’s heart. Allow yourself to grow as a person by confronting and crucifying your own self-centeredness. Make the most of your spiritual partnership by praying and seeking God together, for in God’s eyes the marriage bond is the strongest of all.
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