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Let Love Rule Your Marriage

God has blessed me with such a sweet wife. I love her so much. I remember that day, ten years ago, when we got married. We were so in love and things couldn’t have been any better. I was marrying my sweetheart. She took my breath away each time I saw her. She gave me chills just holding her hands. In these ten years she has been true to me. We’ve had two kids since then and she has been a wonderful mother to them. Raising kids is never easy but we have two healthy and vibrant kids because of her motivation to be a better mother. She has always been so willing to work on things, even when I didn’t want to listen. Over time my pride had taken over my life. I had become more important than my family. There was always arguing and I always had to be right. Without even knowing it, I’d say things to my wife that were hurtful. I’d make promises that I could never keep. On my computer, If an ad popped up for a pretty girl, I’d click it. I thought someone else could satisfy my needs. All of my wife’s trust was gone. My heart was always drifting and I couldn’t fix the marriage on my own. I wanted to change but I could never break free of my sins.

My life was in ruins until I came to Christ. I pleaded with Him to help my marriage. I pleaded for another chance at life. I was long gone and didn’t think there was anything left for me. I was so far away from His love. When He came for me I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t think He could ever love me. I was swept over by His love. His compassion won my heart. He had mercy on me! Through His grace I was forgiven. Oh Lord, thank You for saving me. You have taken my pride and turned it in to love. Thank You for loving me and giving me hope. I love You so much. This marriage is so important to me now. Help me to love my wife and kids with all my heart. With the fire that burns within me for You let it also fall upon my family. As You love me, I will love my wife with the same love. As I gain her trust I hope that she will honor me like she honors You. Help me to become a man of the household and be led by You always. Help me to be the kind of person to lead my family back to Your presence. I will seek your counsel and abide by it. My family is safe because You lead it. May our hearts be knit in your will always. This marriage is blessed for you are at the head. I love You Lord.

Esther 1:20-22
20 When the king’s decree which he will make is proclaimed throughout all his empire (for it is great), all wives will honor their husbands, both great and small.”
21 And the reply pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan.
22 Then he sent letters to all the king’s provinces, to each province in its own script, and to every people in their own language, that each man should be master in his own house, and speak in the language of his own people.

Artist: Big Daddy Weave
Album: Beautiful Offerings (Deluxe Edition) (2015)
Song: When You Love Somebody

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