5 Biblical Habits Of a Healthy Marriage


If you’re married, you know that solid marriage advice can’t be summed up on a card, or a bumper sticker. No list on the internet is exhaustive, and no story that your mom or grandma can tell you about their first year of marriage will possibly replace having that experience yourself. However, there are probably a few things we can all agree on; like the fact that marriage is full of ups and downs. If you are anything like me, you are quick to notice when things are going downhill, (and even quicker to point out how it’s the other person’s fault). But what about when things are going well? It’s important to take note of the positive things, and remember what you both were doing to make it work. Which leads us to the first healthy habit:

1. You’re Both In This Together

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord… Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word. Ephesians 5:22-25

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This is so important. Yes, wives are to submit to their husbands, but continuing in Ephesians 5, we see that husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church. This is no small task. Christ died for the church, so that she would be pure and blameless. In other words, husbands should be the kind of leaders who make it easy for their wives to follow, and wives should trust their husband’s judgement. It’s a two way street.

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