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Marriage

💍 Sexual Fulfillment In Marriage

Sex is a vital part of a healthy, fulfilling marriage. To create an atmosphere where you and your spouse can discover ultimate sexual fulfillment, you need to include these essential ingredients. Commit to meeting your spouse’s needs. According to Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians 7, our bodies belong to each other when we get married. God created marriage to be a place of pleasure and delight—and that centers around your spouse. This isn’t a license for abuse. But…

💍 Destructive Husbands And Wives

Destructive behavior can doom a marriage. When one spouse starts exhibiting destructive behavior, the only answer is to correct it and make it right. Why do people become destructive? I believe there are four basic reasons: 1⃣ Ignorance. Hosea 4 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” I’ve seen this play out in my own marriage. Karen and I got married at 19 years old and neither of us had a clue. Schools teach math and science…

💍 How To Make Marriage First

Everyone has the exact same number of hours in their day. Rich people. Poor people. Men, women, and children. Time is a non-renewable resource that evaporates quickly. We all have the same amount of time, but not all of us make the same decisions about how to use it. Those choices reveal our priorities far more than our words do. Our priorities are indicated not by what we say, but by how we live. Genesis 2:24 is…

💍 The Most Important Issue In Marriage

When marriages fail, it’s not because someone in the marriage wants it to fail. No one stands at the altar during a wedding ceremony and thinks, “I sure hope this ends in divorce.” We all want to succeed at marriage. But not everyone has been taught how to do it. We don’t have the skills. That’s what happened with Karen and me. I was 19 when we got married. We had no idea what we were doing,…

💍 Fuel To Keep Your Marriage Flying High

As a pilot, one of the things I’ve learned is that autopilot is a safe, efficient way to fly a plane…until a pilot becomes complacent. An over-reliance on autopilot can put you out of practice. You might lose the skills you need to deal with problems like turbulence or bad weather. Marriage is the same way. When things are going well, we stop working at it. We go into autopilot. Then, when conflict arises, we struggle to…

💍 What A Woman Really Needs

In Ephesians 5:25, Paul gives men a challenging but important instruction: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Jesus loved the church with a sacrificial love. His love was selfless. He loved the Church more than He loved Himself. That’s how men should love their wives—by sacrificing to meet their needs. What are those needs? 1⃣ First, her greatest need is for security. A woman feels most secure when…

💍 What A Man Really Needs

In Ephesians 5:22, the Apostle Paul instructs wives to “submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” A few verses later, in verse 33, he says, “let the wife see that she respects her husband.” A lot of people get caught up on the word “submit” in this passage, worrying that it calls women to submit to men because they are lesser or not as equal. I don’t believe in this concept of submission. Men and women…

💍 The Secret Of Being Best Friends

Friendship is the foundation of any healthy relationship. Before anything romantic occurs, friendship needs to be present. Friendship means you like being together—you would prefer to be with your spouse above anyone else. I believe there are seven steps to becoming best friends with your spouse: 1⃣ Be faithful. During hard times, a friendship will either be lost altogether or will come out stronger. There was a point during the darkest days of our marriage where Karen…

💍 How To Make Your Dreams Come True

The story of the Bible is very simple: God wants a family. He doesn’t need anything because He is self-existent, but He does want something. God has a dream, and His dream is a family. That’s how the Bible begins, with God creating Adam and Eve in the Garden. We are God’s dream. There’s a story in Mark 14 that provides an example of what that means. Jesus is at the home of Simon the leper when…

💍 The Laws Of Love

One of my favorite biblical passages related to marriage is found in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, which says this: In the Bible, God gives us laws of love that determine the success or failure of our relationships. These ensure that love is not a fickle thing that we might lose. Love is within our control. One of the most significant of these laws is the Law of Sowing and Reaping. Galatians 6:7-8 says, “Do not be deceived, God is…