Want To Have A Good Marriage?

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A good marriage needs to be worked on each day compared to a wedding that is just one day! I firmly believe that too many people spend more time and energy planning their wedding than planning their marriage.

Unfortunately, in our society, even many so-called “Christians” nowadays have lost their focus and put the emphasis on themselves instead of God, where it belongs, and treat marriage as a disposable towel and foolishly run out to get a divorce which creates more problems to have to deal with. Marriage is, in essence, a man and a woman who are both sinners, trying to navigate their lives together. Without Jesus Christ, their chances of success do not look too good. If you are married, stay married and work with who God has blessed you.  ~ Bill Greguska

1 Corinthians 16:14  Do everything in love.


Commitment + Communication + Cooperation + Compassion = A Good Marriage 




Prayers For Victory In Your Marriage! Tony Evans

Remember, Every Marriage Still Has 2 Sinners Involved!

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Strive for you and your spouse to be a good team, unable to be divided by problems because of children, money, health, or anything else!

What makes for a better relationship with your spouse? Remember these essential keys to a healthy marriage: faith, hope, love, trust, and honesty. Having faith and love for God will direct the course of your relationship and put your spouse’s needs ahead of your own. Bottom line, what makes for a healthy relationship? Your love for your spouse should be your greatest love only behind that of Jesus Christ. Other important factors, such as I would refer to them as the 3-C’s -Commitment, Communication, Cooperation added to a solid base foundation of Faith / Love / and Honoring God, you will be on the right road!

There are a few ways to learn the keys to a good marriage, and whatever it takes for you to discover them is what matters. On the one hand, you may want to talk to couples that have been married for 50 years to realize their secrets to success. On the other hand, you can learn from people who did not have successful marriages and learn from them. There is a benefit from learning from what did work, and there is also a benefit from other people’s mistakes. You can also read books to learn more keys to healthy relationships. But whatever you do, be proactive and put effort into your marriage, or your marriage will not be what you hoped for or would like it to be. ~ Bill Greguska


Ephesians 5:24-25  Now, as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. HUSBANDS, love your wives, just as CHRIST loved the church and gave himself up for HER.  


Some Keys To What Makes A Good Relationship? 

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A good marriage takes a dedicated effort from both the husband and wife together!

  • Love your spouse in the same manner as you want to be loved.

  • To have a lasting marriage, it is essential to get premarital counseling. Couples who get communication training before marriage are more likely to happily marry many years later.

  • It is also imperative to keep in mind that couples who play together, pray together, and stay together. Couples that share a hobby or interest have lower divorce rates than those who don’t.

  • Faith, hope, love, trust, and honesty are indispensable in discovering your keys to a better relationship. Trust and honesty are necessary for a marriage to have much to be built on that will last.

  • Individual acts of kindness and sacrificial love sprinkled in the relationship help keep the connection alive and healthy.

  • Learn to be able to laugh with your spouse.

  • Don’t stop here; do some of your homework to find more keys of your own to your successful relationship.




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Love Your Wife = Love Your Life

 (This is a section from The Book I wrote)

Lord, as man who has gone through divorce, I know I ought to have loved my wife more sacrificially than I did. I know I did my best considering my circumstances, but my best was not good enough. Many men do not need to reinvent the wheel, but rather learn from others like me who found out the hard way.

Lord, we husbands need to love our wives fully if we want to have a happy marriage. To feel secure, my wife needed to feel more loved by me. If I would have said and done things that she needed, and shown my sacrificial love for her by putting her needs before of my own, I might still be married. It starts with me, and I did try my best, but things fell apart. A real man is one who knows how to love his wife. Lord, you commanded me to love my wife and provide for her, protect her, and honor her. Before I got married, I should have asked you how you define a good marriage, and followed your way.

Lord, I am sorry that when I was married, I put my own needs in front of my wife’s needs at times. Help us be wise men and take the lead when it comes to loving our wives. You gave your life to the church (the bride), and we need to do the same for our wives. Lord, please help all married men to understand the important need to fully love their wives. Please have your Holy Spirit guide us.

My advice to a new husband is nothing more than ‘”husbands, love your wives.” And “love your wife as Christ has loved the church.” Never forget that you are Christ’s representative in serving your wife. ~ J. I. Packer, Canadian evangelical and theologian.





Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Hebrews 13:4 ESV

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Genesis 2:24 ESV

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis 2:18 ESV 

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

1 Peter 3:7 ESV 

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel since they are heirs with you of the grace of life so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Mark 10:9 ESV

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Proverbs 18:22 ESV

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 31:10 ESV 

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV 

But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV 

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV 

Wives, submit to your husbands as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV 

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly since love covers a multitude of sins.

Matthew 19:4-6 ESV

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”



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