After the wedding is over and the emotional exhilaration of the honeymoon period comes to an end, … then what? If the bride and groom are still hoping to “live on love” (that is, “love” as the world defines it–emotion, sentiment, warm & fuzzy feelings, etc.), then they are doomed to fail. However, if they are both committed to living out their God-ordained roles through the power of His Spirit and in accordance with His Word, then they have every hope of thriving in marriage, to the glory of God!
My husband has just finished preaching a wonderful two-part series at our local church on the biblical role of husbands and wives. It was so encouraging to be reminded of the blessing (and high-calling) that God has given to married couples everywhere: the opportunity to portray an earthly picture of the heavenly relationship that exists between God, the Son, and His bride, the church (Ephesians 5.22-33).
If you are at all interested in learning more about this blessing in marriage, then I highly recommend this series to you. Not only is it a clear, balanced presentation of God’s design for marriage, but it is also presented by a world-class preacher (my personal favorite 🙂 ) … my husband!