The book of Genesis in the Holy Bible tells us that Marriage was the first institution established by Christ. It is a lifetime covenant; therefore it must not be broken under any circumstances.
Marriage is a holy covenant relationship between a man, woman, and Christ. The husband serves as the protector and provider of the home while the wife supports her husband with all her heart. To keep the love overflowing at home and marriage relationship lasts, Christ must be the center of every Marriage.
Christ presence plays a vital role as He will give you strength that you need to love one another as Christ expects us to love. If you allow Christ to be in the heart of your marriage by giving Him a room in every aspect of your marriage, your marriage relationship will be spared from any problems. If problems inevitably arise, Christ will strengthen your bond and helps you unravel the pains and anger to mend your relationship.
The risks of marriage failures usually arise if a family does not hold a daily devotion, read the scripture, and attend mass together.
All husbands and wives walking in the Spirit of God allow Christ to lead their lives. They will be considerate to answer the needs of their partners physically, emotionally, and sexually. Their relationship will be empoweredby the Holy Spirit, to please each other, and provide each other’s needs.
What does Christ-centered Marriage mean?
A Christ-centered marriage is united in Christ.
Both husband and wife are united with Christ. This means that a family holds devotion together, prays together, and involves in church activities together.
A Christ-centered marriage is based on commitment.
Marriage is a lifetime commitment. It is a physical and emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
The bible explains to us that a man and a woman who are truthfully committed to each other should leave their parents and live together for a lifetime.
A Christ-centered marriage is founded on fidelity.
A happy marriage entails acceptance, understanding, and mutual respect to each other. Spouses should solely give themselves to each other and pledge to love each other. 1 Cor. 7:2 clearly emphasized to us the importance of fidelity in marriage saying:
2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
Immorality is a word that describes sexual relations outside of marriage. This is not acceptable to God because He wants every spouse to be faithful to each other, and value the importance of fidelity because it is the character of God Himself
A Christ-centered marriage demonstrates mutual love and respect
Mutual love and respect are necessary to keep the relationship lasts forever. Love should be shared equally, and each one should respect and understand each other’s flaws. Spouses who love each other do not carry the burden of unbalanced relationship. Both should work equally to maintain the bond and meet each other’s needs.
Couples should respect each other’s own positions and privacy. Husband and wife have given an ordained place by God that must be acknowledged; wife must accept her husband as the head of the family and husband must acknowledge his wife to grow spiritually and intellectually.