The Purpose of Love and Marriage


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Building a Firm Foundation in your Marriage

Anything of a lasting nature is built on a firm foundation and marriage is no different. The only sure foundation for life is the Word of God. Just as a house on a poor foundation will be blown away in a storm, so a marriage is unlikely to survive the tempest of life unless it is firmly established on bedrock spiritual principles.

10 Principles of Building a Strong Foundation in Marriage

1. Love
2. Truth
3. Trust
4. Commitment
5. Respect
6. Submission
7. Knowledge
8. Faithfulness
9. Patience
10. Financial Stability

Eight Marriage Ability Skills

1. Adaptability
2. Empathy
3. Ability to work through problems
4. Ability to give and receive
5. Emotional stability
6. Good communication
7. Affection and Touch
8. Ability to Share feelings and emotions

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Ephesians 5:25 and 5:33 sums it up pretty well.

I sometimes wonder how many men would still get married if they knew that they are supposed to be willing to DIE for her, just as Christ died for His bride the church. 😇