As we settle into the rhythm of the new year, leaving the holiday whirl behind us, it’s natural to reflect on the state of our marriages. Do you have the fulfilling marriage you’d like to have? Does it bring us the joy and connection we crave?

What’s the State of Your Union?

For some, the answer may be a resounding yes, but with a twinge of longing for an even deeper fulfillment. They want a richer, more profound connection with their spouse.

Others may find themselves on shakier ground. They are worried about the cracks beginning to show in their relationship despite their best efforts to keep things steady.

And then some feel like they’re in the midst of a storm, desperately searching for a way to salvage their marriage from the wreckage before it’s too late.

Regardless of where you find yourself on this spectrum, the key to unlocking a truly fulfilling marriage lies in building it on the solid foundation of Biblical principles and making intentional changes to nurture its growth and resilience.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

But what does it mean to have a Bible-based marriage? Identifying as Christian or attending church services isn’t enough to ensure a fulfilling marriage. It requires a deliberate strategy aimed at strengthening the core of your relationship.

A Simple Game Plan for a Fulfilling Marriage

So, how can you cultivate an enduring and deeply fulfilling marriage?

  1. Putting God at the Center: Recognize and embrace God’s design for marriage as the cornerstone of your relationship. By aligning your words and actions with His wisdom, you set the stage for a marriage rooted in faith and guided by His love.
  2. Cultivating a Positive Mindset: Shift your perspective on marriage from resignation to optimism and empowerment. Reject the notion that settling for less is the only option. Instead embrace a mindset that seeks growth and fulfillment in every aspect of your relationship.
  3. Embracing Teamwork: Understand the purpose behind your union beyond mere companionship. By crafting a shared vision or mission statement for your marriage, you deepen your bond and create a roadmap for continued growth and mutual support.

In the coming weeks, we’ll explore these pillars in greater detail, offering practical insights and actionable steps to help you build an enduring and fulfilling marriage.

Are you ready to invest in the future of your relationship and unlock its full potential? If so, we’re here to support you every step of the way and give you the guidance and encouragement you need to create a deeply fulfilling and enduring marriage.