A happy marriage is not a luck break, it is hard work! Two sinners
cannot get along with each other without that work. Today’s attached
devotional reveals some secrets God has revealed for a happy marriage.
Someone has summarized those secrets with three words: leave, cleave,
and weave! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 2:24 (ESV)
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
This is “the most concise and comprehensive counseling session ever presented on marriage…. Any real problem you face in marriage will come from ignoring some aspect of God’s Genesis commandment.” [Ed Wheat, Love Life for Every Married Couple, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1980), p. 27]
“A young man excitedly tells his mother he’s fallen in love and is planning to get married. ‘Just for fun, Ma.’ he says, ‘I’m going to bring over three women. You try and guess which one I’m going to marry.’ The mother agrees.
“The next day he brings three beautiful women into the house and sits them down on the couch, where they chat with his mom. After a while, he says, “Okay, Ma, guess which one I’m going to marry.’
“‘The one in the middle,’ she replied, without hesitation.
“‘That’s amazing, Ma. You’re right. How did you know?’
“‘Because I don’t like her.’”
[Hugh Payne, Take My Wife… (New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2008), p. 37]