Counselor's Corner: Investing in Your Marriage
The Bible says that marriage causes a man and a woman to become “one flesh.” The New Testament adds a warning regarding this oneness: “They are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined let no man separate” (Matthew 19:6). Ephesians 5 says a successful marriage both the wife and husband must fulfill certain roles. “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the heads of the church” (Ephesians 5:22-23). Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church. For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Ephesians 5:25&28-29&31).