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Ball and Chain

June 8, 2010

Many refer to marriage as a ball and chain. While marriage has it’s cons, I believe there are far more pros. So be patient as I expand on a few.

Ever hear the saying that: two heads are better than one? Well in this case, I couldn’t agree more. Double income would probably be the first thing that comes to mind, right?! We are told that: Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.  For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.  But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.  This is great but  there is more to it than that so, let us paint a bigger picture.

Each person brings some characteristic or trait to the marriage that the other may lack (this is part of the reason you’re attracted to them).  In our marriage, Charles’ strength is communication and as much as I don’t like to admit it, I had the slightest clue on how to communicate.  But  God would use my husbands strength to cultivate my weakness and while I’m still not the best, I’ve grown exceptionally.  By sharing the best of our own abilities/gifts, we make an excellent combination, this  is another benefit to being married.

Everyone desires some type of power.  So why not possess the power of agreement.   Jesus said it best when he declared:

When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.

Wow, this  verse is a great motivator!  But the enemy will do whatever it takes to distract you and cause confusion.   Although one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.  A threefold cord (consisting of God, husband, & wife) is not quickly broken. Know the power that you have acquired as husband and wife and learn how t0 use it.

These are just a few pros for being married.  Can you think of more? If so, check to see if there are scriptures to back them up.  Remember:

Marriage is like  a blank canvas and we’re the artist; we choose what to paint” ~Crystal K. Smith

Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12

Matthew 18:18-20

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