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Marriage and Relationships From a Christian Perspective

Jun 25, 2008
As a Christian author, I get asked for my take on relationships quite a bit.

My take on relationships is the same on everything else... "Step out to find out." Like Forrest Gump's momma always used to say, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."

I think the bottom line to anything is... is there peace? The Bible says, "Let peace be the umpire (rule)." If there's peace, go with it, if there's not, then move on to something else.

The only thing different is marriage. Once people become joined, it's bound to become difficult. It's like two people in a gunny sack race. One has their left leg in the bag, the other person has their right leg in it... and they're supposed to run and not fall down? Are you kidding me?

They're gonna fall down multiple times for sure, get back up, and learn to work together (if they want to win the race).

On the other hand, if they don't want to win, they'll just lay there, moan and complain, blame each other, and eventually forget they were ever in a race.

Most Christians know that God hates divorce. Too much trouble comes from it... more trouble than staying married (except where abuse is involved).

Married people are just like anyone else, they change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. That's why most marriage vows contain the phrase, "For better and for worse."

But what happens many times when things get worse in a marriage? One of the two says, "I don't need this" and bails out.

The Bible says pride is the source for all disharmony in life. I'm certainly no marriage councilor, but I do know that in order to make a relationship work, each person must put the other first and forget about his or her self.

The Bible says, "Love prefers!" We can actually learn a great deal about relationships and marriage from the love chapter in the Bible - 1 Corinthians 13!

I've been married since 1992, and neither my wife or myself are the same as we were back then. We've had our share of garbage to deal with just like everyone else who's married. We just never entertained the idea of divorce. It just simply wasn't an option!

I think too many people get married with the idea of "Let's just give this a try." Those who approach marriage this way are doomed for failure before they ever begin!

What happens when children are involved in a divorce? Who's gonna pay then? The innocent kids who will somehow try to blame themselves for the demise of the family! It's all too sad, but it happens everyday.

So what is a strong relationship or marriage based on? Ultimately, I think that if two people are friends right off the bat, they have an easier time with making their relationship work than two people who are basing it solely on physical attraction, finances, children, or anything else.

In a good, quality relationship, the two must be friends! No greater love has no man, than he lay down his life for a friend(John 15:13).
About the Author
Daniel N. Brown is a teacher of biblical success principles! Get his Free Special Report, "Christian Prosperity Secrets" when you subscribe to his Free "Prosperous Christian" e-Letter...
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