Beached

Beached

   Marriage is honorable. Hebrews 13:4

   A Clearwater, Florida, couple decided to get married on the beach. It was a lovely affair, but the good feelings didn’t last long. The couple started drinking, then fighting, and by the end of the day they were in separate cells. “I’d probably say that’s quite bizarre,” said the Clearwater Police spokesman. “I don’t think we have too many calls where you get into a domestic situation on your wedding day. It’s not exactly a good start to your marriage.”

Recommended Reading: Ephesians 5:22-33

   Some marriages begin unraveling with the honeymoon, but some marriages grow stronger and sweeter as the years pass. The difference is Jesus. When both partners are committed to the Lord, they find they’re also brother and sister in the faith; heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ; one with God and each other. They are living stones in His temple, fellow citizens in His Kingdom, fellow members of His Body, and fellow servants in His work.

   Compatibility in marriage begins with faith, which leads to fidelity, faithfulness, financial unity, and family. Along the way, nothing helps like joining our hearts and minds in daily prayer and weekly church involvement. Yes, marriage is hard work—but it is honorable and pleasing to God.

   Find some way, even if it is for a few moments, to read your Bibles together as a couple. David Jeremiah