years, your marriage needs to be a priority. We cannot get lax.
How big of a priority does our marriage have to be?
Well the way I see it, God has first called us to Himself. In Him
we are complete, because He has given us everything we need for this life and for godliness. This is the foundation the rest of our life stands on. On Christ the solid rock I stand.
Then God gives us a partner; a husband to lead us. Our spouse is
not to replace our relationship with Jesus, rather because of Christ our marriage is better. In marriage we are told to cleave, even to leave our mom and dad; we are now a complete family. Our marriage is the ground floor the rest of our life rests on.
Out of our oneness, God gives us the gift of children. Never are
we told to cleave to our children. Instead our children are a gift from the Lord that comes with responsibility. As a couple we are to train them in the way they should go. Children are not to replace or diminish our marriage relationship; rather our children are better because of our strong marriage. Children are some of the rooms built on our ground floor.
So the priorities go: God, marriage and then children. All other
“rooms” come after these three.
Children can easily try to jump up to a priority they are not
supposed to hold. John Rosemond said in the November ’12, AFA magazine, page 13, “nothing contributes more to a child’s sense of well being than knowing his parents are in a vibrant, committed relationship with one another. Under those circumstances, he doesn’t even need a lot of attention. More important is the fact that his parents give a lot of attention to each other.”
Honor God by following His priorities and reap the benefits in
all areas of your life!