A Successful Marriage

A successful marriage depends greatly upon a proper handling of four danger areas. The degree of success with which a married couple handles these four critical areas will determine the degree of success or failure of their marriage.

The Spiritual and Religious Life

  • Do not be unequally yoked together (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). This means that a believer is never to date or marry an unbeliever. Furthermore, this text stresses the importance of a saved couple having the same standards and degree of spirituality. Society focuses on natural compatibility, but God focuses upon spiritual compatibility.

  • Realize that no marriage can be successful unless it is built upon the Lord (Psalm 127:1). Dedicate your home and life fully to God.

  • A couple must be united in their religion and worship (Matthew 12:25). Do not date outside of your denomination and faith.  If you really are in love or are presently married, it is imperative that you reach a mutual agreement and worship together.

  • Both partners must “walk” daily in the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-33). This passage speaks about a husband loving his wife and a wife submitting to her husband. This is scriptural and “indispensable to a successful marriage. However, you cannot love or submit until you are continually walking in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

Manage Finances

Personal Intimacy (sex).

Child Rearing

  • A Christian   couple   should   have   a   desire   for   children   (Psalm 127:3-5). These verses teach that children are blessings of   the Lord. These verses teach that a couple should have   many children. The humanists   have taught   us   that   children   are   liabilities, but the Word of God teaches us that they are blessings from God.

  • It is best for a couple to spend time together before they start having children (Deuteronomy 24:5).

  • Children should be trained in love (Proverbs 22:8). Proper Christian training involves both teaching and discipline (Ephesians 6:4).

  • There should be total agreement between the parents regarding the training of their children (Matthew 12:25 and Colossians 3:21).

Learn to handle problems when they do come in your marriage.