Many people rush into marriage without the right level of preparation. Before getting married, I had six years of courtship and it wasn’t because I was afraid, it was because I wanted to prepare the ground very well so that I won’t have any trouble. One of the testimonies we have had in our marriage is that we have never had a third party get involved in our marriage. We have solved every challenge of marriage that we have had. Now, we can teach married couples and minister grace to them to be overcomers.
My teaching on marriage does not start from the stories that people paint; my teaching on marriage is always based on the principles of marriage because I believe that principles give birth to excellence; practices without principles lead to mediocrity. Therefore, if you have a mediocre marriage, it is because you are practising marriage without a grasp of correct principles for that marriage.
A mediocre marriage does not necessarily mean the couple is fighting. You can have a quiet marriage that is joyless. In fact, many Christian marriages are like that; they don’t fight or shout, but they are dead as far as joy is concerned. That brother or lady that was full of life and bubbling is dead; If you look into their eyes, there is no joy of marriage, they are just coasting along, and God does not want you to have that. He wants you to have a marriage that is full of joy, that you are excited at each other and excited at your marriage.
PRAYER: Lord, I make a decision today to consistently apply the right principles for a victorious and joyful marriage in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Daniel 11:36-12:13, 1 John 4:1-21, Psalm 123:1-4, Proverbs 29:2-4