For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one fleshÂ (Genesis 2:24)
Marriage is ordained by God for the start of a new legal and social unit of the community. It is his will for marriages and families to be successful. Below are â€˜the five Rsâ€™ of a successful marriage, courtesy of Rev J. John:
RespectÂ â€“ mutual respect is part of the foundation of an enduring & loving relationship. The alternative to respect is contempt and disregard which must be shunned among couples
ResponsibilityÂ â€“ Couples must take responsibility to fix any problem that comes their way; they should take responsibility for their actions and should look to the interests of others.
RelateÂ â€“ couples should spend more time together in order to strengthen the bond between them; this is becoming more difficult as more people spend more time at work and online!
RomanceÂ â€“ in the words of Rev J. John, â€˜if there was more courting in marriage there would be fewer marriages in court!â€™ Marriage is the institution which God has put in place for romance in its legitimate and deepest form.
ResolveÂ â€“ in order for a marriage to succeed both husband and wife must resolve and decide to be committed to make it work on a day to day basis. Nothing succeeds by chance.
We pray the blessed Holy Spirit to brood upon our marriages to renew beauty & glory
Pastors Marcus & Norah Chilaka