Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.Ephesians 4:2-3
Unity in Marriage
God created marriage to be a picture of His love relationship with us. He longs for us to be in a close knit relationship with Him and in that He teaches us how to better love our spouses. In this world, we see many things that destroy a marriage: other relationships, finances, communication, beliefs, and emotions. So what is the key to maintaining a strong marriage? This verse tells us the practical ways we can find strength in marriage. First be humble and gentle with one another. Put the other person’s needs before your own and don’t let pride destroy you. Second, be patient with each other; be gracious with each other’s faults because of your deep love for each other and for God. Last, make every effort that you can to keep yourselves unified in the Spirit, for this is what binds you together with peace.
These are all charactersitics of God the Father and can be characteristics of you and yoru spouse in marriage if you allow Him to develop these qualities in you. Pray together and seek Him and His guidance so you can better serve and love each other.
A Prayer to Remember
You are what binds us together in marriage. Give us humility and gentleness with each other. Give us patience when we see faults. Unify us toward a common purpose and goal. Amen