To understand marriage in a Godly sense (which is the only way) is to understand the relationship between God and the Church.
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
STOP THINKING AND LIVING SINGLE-MINDED AND EXPECT TO ATTRACT A HUSBAND!
If you say you don’t need a man, guess what, you’re not going to attract or get one… Most women who say they don’t need or want a man is usually because they’re experiencing a dating drought. Say what you mean and mean what you say! When did it become an omen to simply say, “I want a man?” I’m not saying settle for any ole’ one, but it’s certainly okay to want one.
Are you ready to submit? Ephesians 5:22 – 24 Wives submit to your own husband.
Being submissive is not a bad thing. It actually will open a door of endless possibilities and communication. As women, we automatically think it’s a sign of weakness if we are submissive, but it’s a way of honoring your husband and God!
Submission doesn’t mean being a doormat, being mistreated or following a man into sin, and going against the principles of Christ. If you are being told that you have no say in the marriage, that’s not submission, it’s a form of control and mental/emotional abuse. You are following his lead as a man of God, and trusting that he will do the right thing.
Are you ready to be ONE? Mark 10: 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.
Sometimes it’s difficult for us to become one because we’ve become accustomed to being just ‘me.’ In order to consider working marriage into your life, you have to learn to use proper pronouns (we, and not I). This means in finances, religion, disciplining your children, but more importantly, you’re now one, so others don’t belong in your marriage.
Are you up for compromise and sacrifice? Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24
You must remember that the decision is no longer just yours. There are things that you unequivocally will not be able to do the same as you did as a single woman. You might have to give up that shopping habit, or even getting rid of some friends that just may not work into your marriage. I’m not saying you can’t have friends, but everyone won’t celebrate your happiness! Surround yourself with couples that are successful in their marriages! It’s good to experience the positives that certainly come along with Holy Matrimony!