6 essential values every Christian marriage must possess in order to succeed

6 essential values every Christian marriage must possess in order to succeed

Most Christians agree that the first marriage as ordained by God between Adam and Eve is an example to be followed by all who claim to be followers of Christ.

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10 things every Christian marriage must possess

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

In Genesis 2:18, 21-24 the Bible says; "The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him'...and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh."

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Based on the above scripture, a Christian marriage has been seen as a practice instituted by the Creator for His children.

Thus, it is only right that for every Christian marriage, they couples must follow the rules laid down in the holy manuscript by God.

Here are 10 things every Christian marriage should possess.

1. Faithfulness.

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

Hebrews 13:4 - "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."

2. Humility and submission.

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

Ephesians 5:23,24,32 - "For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church."

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3. Respect.

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

Respect in Marriage

1 Peter 3:1 - "In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands, even those who refuse to accept the Good News. Your godly lives will speak to them better than any words. They will be won over by watching your pure, godly behavior.

4. Acceptance. 

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

1 Peter 3:4 - "Don't be concerned about the outward beauty ... You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God".

5. Compassion, consideration, and care.

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

1 Peter 3:7 - "In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. If you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not be heard."

6. Love.

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

10 things every Christian marriage must possess

Ephesians 5:25 - "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her."

It is not compulsory to be married, so, do not go into it, without fully understanding the requirements, and blessings of this unique institution.

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1 Corinthians 7:1-2 says: "It is good for a man not to marry. But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband." (NIV)

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