Moments with You Couples Devotiona 6/25

Day 25: Marriage God’s Way

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
—Ephesians 5:31-32

Do you ever wonder about God’s hopes for your marriage? The Bible is actually pretty clear about it. Through your relationship as husband and wife, God wants to demonstrate the depth of His love for His people.

Marriage is a high calling, and in many ways, a holy one. That’s not meant to be an intimidating statement, but it should bring a fuller perspective. Your marriage is not just about two people getting along, as important as that is, but two people interacting in ways that demonstrate the presence of God in the world.

Praying together for our marriage

He prays: Ask God to help you keep His purpose at the center of your relationship, always demonstrating His love through your marriage.

She prays: Ask God to help you continue to grow in your spiritual lives and in your respective roles as husband or wife.

Going Deeper:

Do you know “God’s Purposes for Marriage”? Read this article for an understanding of God’s design that will give your marriage a sense of direction and stability.


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Originally published June 25, 2011.