Marriage Mondays: Strong Foundation

Every other day it seems like someone is getting engaged, married, or having a baby. Of course I know that it is not an epidemic and that it truly is just the season of life that many of us are in right now. In all the excitement of starting something new, moving to new levels, and adding to families I cannot help but think about the importance of a strong foundation.

Psalm 127:1 reads, “Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” I personally, never want anything that I do to be in vain especially when it comes to my marriage and family so the foundation piece has always been super important for Joe and I.

We have definitely been through some things in these past few years and I know that the reason we are still happily married is because of that foundation in Christ. It is our goal to continuously work to ensure that Jesus is the center of all that we do. When we first got married we quickly learned that our love was not going to get us through the difficult times. But isn’t that such a cute thought? Our love will see us through! Hmmmph… yea right!

When I am upset with Joe, when I am offended, or hurt my love for him does not always overpower my emotions. Many times my emotions temporarily win that battle and things get worse before they get better. Then I remember that my marriage is a covenant between God, Joe, and myself and my perspective almost always shifts immediately. I am blessed to be married to a man that understands that same concept and it has made things a bit easier to handle. When we found out that we lost Nia the first thing that we did was grab hands and pray together. It was in those moments that I realized how crucial having Christ at the center of our marriage was. Things for sure are not always perfect, but I know that our foundation is set firmly in Christ and that makes everything better.

3 thoughts on “Marriage Mondays: Strong Foundation

  1. Suprise! even Christian marriages are difficult, the real deal is knowing just that and then letting God mold you and your spouse into the godly people he has called you all to be. Love is blind, the heart is open and the mind does wonder; with all of that Christians must actively seek God in their marriages.

    1. Good Word, Kim! Relationships period at any level are hard. But with GOD at the center, He guide you through all the challenges . Continue to seek Him.

  2. “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock…..And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.” (Matt. 7:24-26) Prior to this saying Jesus preached the sermon on the mount, flat out instructions on how we are to live a life like Him. He’s saying hey all of you that heard what I just said have a choice now, do them or do not do them. In EVERY area of life we need to be people of the Word (to hear it but you can’t hear it if you don’t read it) and people of action. Now that action is clearly going to be uncomfortable but Jesus calls those people wise. Look at the parallel, building on a rock verses building on sand. Clearly the rock is a better, stronger, more reliable foundation but it’s a rock! When’s the last time you sat on a rock and said, “Ahhh, so comfortable.”? No, you would probably prefer the sand but Jesus was so kind to warn and say build on THE rock (JESUS). In every area of life, if we want to be wise, we must build on the rock, uncomfortable at times but reliable, save and so much more rewarding! Jesus, a strong foundation!

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