“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:31 NKJV)
Back in the 70’s and 80’s I use to watch a Saturday morning cartoon called “The Super Friends”. It featured DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and Aquaman working together to fight the Legion of Doom. The show also had two alien teens called The Wonder Twins. One twin (a girl) could take the form of animals and the other (a boy) could make shapes out of water. They were powerless without each other. Their super powers could only activate when they touched their rings together and declared what they could do.
My wife and I are Wonder Twins. The power of our marriage is only activated when we are connected spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Our marriage doesn’t have the same power when we are being pulled in different directions by the opinions of family, friends, and other outsiders.
We had to make a conscious decision to be joined to each other and work to make our marriage strong. If you’re considering marriage here’s some advice I’ve learned from experience.
1. Once you’re married, make a decision to stay connected with your spouse. The time you spent together dating is even more important in marriage. Just remember Alone Time = Together Time and your marriage will last.
2. Learn as much as you can from other successful marriages. Taking advice from single friends with no marriage experience can erode your marriage foundation. Getting advice from single friends is like getting cooking advice from a person who’s been known to burn a salad.
3. Affirm the positive powers you and your spouse share with each other. Never forget your spouse is a wonderful, powerful force in your life. Tell them early and often to build their confidence in your relationship and to remind yourself of the blessing God has given you.
Pray and stay determined to be one. It will help your marriage stand up against any obstacle in the world.