As husband and wife, you need to be of one accord. Yes, marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman bound together through a covenant with God where the man is the head of the household and the woman is to follow his lead. But, God does not want anyone to lead through fear, intimidation or demands; rather, He expects all men to lead their families in love. You must love your wife more than yourself, always putting their needs above yours. On the other hand wives must not become angry or bitter followers, rather they must follow in love and understanding, helping and encouraging.

Following the example of Christ is not easy, laying aside your dreams and desires for others is hard. Marriage is a series of sacrifices that each makes for the good of the other. However what makes the marriage strong is the foundation that has been laid at the feet of Jesus. When both parties enter into marriage with God as their first love (or make God their first love during their marriage), the marriage becomes a team that operates solely for the glory of God.

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