Let your marriage change you

Wisdomforlife

I’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of couples over the years as they prepare for marriage.

One thing I’ve been placing more emphasis on is the need to recognize how God wants to use husbands and wives as instruments of positive change in their mate’s life. No one will have closer access to your mate than you.

I am trying to get husbands and wives to embrace this reality and to leverage the closeness and access they have to each other for ongoing transformation into the likeness of Christ (see, II Corinthians 3:18).

God’s aim for us is to restore the glory of His image in us. We fell from the dignity we originally had as beings made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23; 8:29). 

When God gave humanity the gift of marriage it was for the completion of one individual with another…

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