In order to have a successful marriage, both parties must know the Lord. It is when a husband knows Christ and how He loves the Church, that he can love his wife as Christ loves the Church.
- John 3:16
- 1 John 4:7, 8
- Romans 5:5
- Our capacity to love each other comes from God. Someone may have good intentions, and promise to love his / her spouse, but without God's help, they will not be able to continue giving the love after they have been wronged.
- God also instructs a wife to submit to her husband as unto the LORD, but how can she unless she is first submitted to the LORD? She will rather think submission is oppression.
- 1 Corinthians 13:1-4
- Anyone who wants a successful marriage should stay close to God and take his Christian walk seriously.