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The Right Foundation for Successful Marriages And Healthy Families
by Ngozi Nwoke
2/09/2011 / Marriage
Marriage is one of the most beautiful things God made. It is one of the channels where we exercise our God-like nature of love and commitment to responsibilities. Successful marriages and healthy families are not wished to be but they are worked. And building the right foundation is most necessary if you want your marriage and family to stand the test of time.
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3, KJV). How successful you want your home to be determines how deep and strong your foundation should be. The challenges will certainly come but whether your family will overcome is determined by the type of foundation you have laid.
Jesus Christ is the most dependable, reliable and durable foundation. Building your marriage and family on Jesus is the wisest thing to do if you are going to enjoy a successful marriage and healthy family. God instituted marriage and therefore has the manual for building great ones.
Your relationship with Jesus determines the kind of relationship you will have with your spouse and children. When you know how to talk, relate or respond to Jesus, you will know how to do same with your family.
Many people desire successful marriages and healthy families but they are far from seeing it because they are far from Jesus. As you build your relationship with Jesus, you are building yourself to enjoy your marriage and a healthy family.
You cannot separate your personal spiritual growth from the growth of your family. How far you grow spiritually will manifest in your relationship with your family. When every family member is growing spiritually, it becomes difficult for the enemy to overcome the family.
Obedience to Christ is obedience to the word of God. That means the word of God is the right foundation for successful marriages and healthy families. A family that obeys the principles of God's word will always enjoy peace and harmony. The scriptures lay down the steps or instructions to follow if you are to enjoy successful marriage and healthy family.
If you love God, you will obey His words. You will listen to Jesus as He instructs you on how to build your home. Any problem you are facing in your family is simply a wisdom problem. And the word of God has the wisdom counsel on how to solve that problem.
So, as you dream of a loving and peaceful marriage and family, know that the fulfilment of your dream depends on you and your relationship with Christ. Grow in the Lord and the grace of God and you will see great changes in your home.
I am enjoying my marriage because Jesus is the foundation. No matter the challenge that comes my way, I look up to Jesus for solution and He has never failed me. My desire to please Him makes me to be committed to the marriage responsibilities. When I want to take some wrong steps and I remember that they will endanger my relationship with Jesus, I desist from them.
Obeying Jesus and His word has kept my family. It has made my marriage a standard for others. This can be your story too. Jesus is the right foundation for successful marriages and healthy families!
What is your own story?
Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, counselor, and author of "Peace Money Can't Buy" and "The Man Jesus". She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God's love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com
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