The Secret to Marriage

What’s the secret to a happy and healthy marriage? Many people have asked this question. Why? Because marriage is a big deal. God designed marriage to be a life-long, unbreakable covenant. Instead, our marketplace-driven culture has reduced it to just another consumer contract. The secret to marriage isn’t really a secret at all: Self-sacrificial love. Marriage was designed by God to give us a picture of Christ’s love for His Church. As Tim Keller observes, “If God had the gospel in mind when He established marriage, then marriage only 'works' to the degree that approximates the pattern of God's self-giving love in Christ." Do you want your marriage to work? Then give yourself up for the sake of something greater than yourself. This is God’s design for a happy and healthy marriage. It’s no secret.

Scripture References:  Ephesians 5:31-33; Genesis 2:23; Matthew 19:3-9; Mark 10:45; 1 John 3:16; Hebrews 12:2; 1 Peter 2:22-23; 2 Corinthians 4:17; John 10:10; James 1:2-3; 1 Peter 4:1-2