Beginning today, I will spend a season writing blogs about marriage and family. The marriage and family blog will appear consistently on Mondays, starting the week with a thought about marriage and various family topics ranging from building memories to disciplining children.
Let’s begin with a thought on marriage.
There are two very important facets of marriage, which begin with the letter ‘C’.
The first is Commitment. As I shared a couple of blogs ago, marriage is all about love and love is all about commitment.
My favorite definition of love in marriage is that “love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person”. You love your wife or your husband because you are faithful to your vow of marriage, which is all about commitment. Commitment has to do with being a people of promise, that is, being a promise keeper as God is a promise keeper.
Most marriage vows go something like this.
I, , take you, , to be my wedded husband/wife; and I do promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses, to be your loving and faithful husband, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.
In other words, a couple makes a commitment to one another no matter what.
The second word is Communication.
In 1 Peter 3:7a, the scriptures say, “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way…” In order to understand one another, communication has to take place. The better the communication, the better the understanding.
If you browse through the Book of Proverbs, you will read multiple passages on the importance of communication. The key to a healthy marriage may very well be linked to the couple’s ability to communicate with one another.
In your marriage, how’s your commitment and how’s your communication?
Something to think about…