I am done with my article regarding 'Finding a Perfect Match". Thank you to all your support and continuously reading my simple article. I am starting to write another episode of my blog about "Love and Marriage".
Every single person, regardless of the gender, we are hoping, dreaming and praying to have a successful marriage and build our own family someday.
|Sir Ben & Ma'am Linda, holiday in Anantara, Maldives|
Feeling grateful to present first article about "Love and Marriage" with the permission of these lovely couple to be featured on this blog.
Twenty-six years been married and blessed with son and a daughter.
According to Ma'am Linda, they got married without believing God. In short, they are unbelievers. They had a simple wedding ceremony held in Medan, North Sumatra part of Indonesia.
Four months, after giving birth of their first child, an incident happened. That was the time she seeks for God. It was really a wake-up call for her. One of her friends, told her to visit the Church. She came to know there is God, that God really exists and it changed her behavior.
I asked her, what is the major key of their 26 years of marriage. She replied, "God always protect our marriage and kids, good health and be always with HIM."
As her final message, "With the grace of God, we can have a long-lasting marriage and make God be the center of our lives". She quipped, "My husband is more loving to God. He loves God more than me." We both smile.
Below is an article which I summarized from the original script of Mr. Greg Laurie, which was published last February 2002.
How to keep your Marriage Strong:
First, turn on the light. Light helps you to see things accurately. The Bible says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" (Psalm 119:105). You must bring your marriage into the light of Scripture.
Second, wake up. Awake from spiritual lethargy, and recognize that you cannot sleepwalk through life and marriage. Place a firewall around your hearts, and do everything that you can to protect yourselves.
Third, walk circumspectly. Ephesians 3:15 says, "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise." Walk circumspectly and recognize that good marriages don't just happen as a result of mere chance or dumb luck. They are the result of work, commitment, and attention to detail.
Fourth, redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16). The word redeem means to make the most of your time.
Fifth, be filled with the Spirit. Anyone who honestly looks at these principles to which God calls us would say they are hard to follow. That's why you need to be filled with the Spirit. You cannot be what God wants you to be without the help of His Spirit.
The Bible is true, and your marriage will not only survive, but also flourish, as you follow the principles in it.