Navigating True North: Pursuing a Godly Marriage

Posted on January 30, 2015

Our relationships, with those we love, are significant, in a lot of different ways. Our relationships transform our behavior, personality, our emotions, opinions, and convictions. Marriage is a relationship that may be the most powerful bond we have, as human beings.

So why marriage? You may be pondering marriage, months away from your own ceremony, or settling into your new life, as a newlywed, but marriage was God’s design, from the beginning. As we develop, in our marriage relationship, we look to scripture, for God’s purpose, for marriage.

     To answer the question of “why marriage?” God gives us three purposes for marriage:

  • Purpose #1: Mutually Complete One Another –  Through differences and similarities, God “pieces” couples together. These qualities, quirks, characteristics, and even weaknesses mutually “fit” together, to create a bond, like no other. When God calls us to marriage, he provides a spouse who, by divine design, will complete you.
  • Purpose #2: Multiply a Godly Legacy –  In Psalm 127, Solomon writes, “Certainly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children in one’s youth…” What a privilege and honor that God gives us! God’s plan calls, for the home to sort of be, a “greenhouse,” a nurturing environment, where children grow up to learn character, values, and integrity.
  • Purpose #3: Mirror God’s Image –  In the book of Genesis, God says, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” God created us to know Him and understand the meaning, of his plans, for our lives.

     When a man and a woman place God, within the center of their relationship, they will reflect his image. They will allow those around them the opportunity to witness the love that God has for each and every person. Within marriage, we have the choice to mutually complete our spouse, sustain or even create a Godly legacy, in our families, and reflect and magnify God’s image and share, with everybody, we come into contact with.

Of course, there is so much more to discuss, within the theme, of marriage. Maybe you are months away, from stating your own vows, or been married, for years. Maybe you are just wondering if there is even someone out there, for you. Regardless, of your story, or circumstances, God has a plan, for your life – He has a plan, for your relationships.

Written by: Logan Everett, LMFTA 

Logan Everett is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate with Groff & Associates Professional Counseling. Logan has a passion to help individuals and couples navigate through the journey of their relationships and seek God’s vision and purpose for them. Logan may be contacted here, at logan@groffandassociates.com, or (317) 474-6448 Ext. 112.

 

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