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Good Stewardship in Marriage

By Dana Randolph

When God brings two people together, He does so for His purpose. His purpose is for the couple to walk together in love, forgiveness, unity, and mainly for His glory. But, what happens when we mishandle the very thing God has entrusted us with? He entrust us to be good stewards within our marriages.

What happens is when we mishandle our marriage, just like any blessing He gives us, we put ourselves in jeopardy to lose it. We have to be careful not to put anything other than God ahead of the marriage. If you have children, there should be a healthy balance. The family you have built within your marriage unit becomes first.
Matthew 19:4-6
Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
As Matthew describes the unity within marriage, we are not to let anyone come between what God has brought together. That includes other family, friends, career, etc;, everything outside of your union should have a healthy balance so that the marriage is not being ignored or neglected.
We are to sow good seeds into our spouse and our marriage as a whole. We are to care for our marriage the same way we would tend to our garden. We plant the seeds and water them to grow. We plant seeds of love, respect, good communication, hope, time, good listening, just to name a few. When we look to do good by our spouse, we please God. I would never want to disappoint God by not caring for the very thing He has blessed me with. My goal is to do everything within my means to make the very best out of my marriage, that includes being a good steward towards my husband.
When we care for our marriages the same way we care for anything else we truly love, we reap bountiful blessings over the union. God will not uphold any good thing, in fact He will bless us with more.
Take care of your marriage.
Dear Lord,
Please give us wisdom within our marriage. Teach us how to love and care for each other the way you see fit. Grant us with the tools necessary to build and maintain the union you have so richly blessed us with. In Jesus name, amen.
The Purposed Wife