Marriage, being God’s design from the beginning, is an amazingly creative design. Every time I am on an airplane sitting shoulder to shoulder with a stranger, I wish it were my wife. It’s just so odd to be that physically close to someone you do not know and have never met. Marriage is as close and intimate as an earthly relationship can become. And the fact of the matter is, over time, it becomes even closer.
The primary ingredient to the beauty of our wives is a husband’s unconditional love, honor toward her, serving her and cherishing her. The most beautiful women I know are those who are treated and cared for in this way. The security and significance of our husbands is directly related to a wife’s affirmation and praise of him as a man, a provider and a lover. His wife, without critical judgment, loves him in this way and he is secure in that love.
We’re better together. The book of Ecclesiastes says it this way, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down his friend can help him up.” How many times has your friend, your spouse, helped you up? Thank you, Father, for Your amazing design!