Marriage is an institution developed by God. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone, I will make a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18). For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Marriage is the union of one man and one woman for one whole life.
An expectation of conflict is recognized when two individuals are joined together. Conflict does not have to develop into drifting apart between husband and wife. When one is Christ-centered from the heart everything is put in its place.
Pre-marital counseling is for those who acknowledge that it is an illusion that every thing that will come out of the marriage will be blissful. It takes work to continue the deep intimacy one desires from a marriage. Counseling will help guide couples to good communication, physical intimacy and close friendships that will lead to God’s plan to marriage, a marriage that lasts. Counselors and couples can partner with God to have a healthy relationship.
Married life Intimacy is needed within a relationship and is a multi-dimensional commodity. Ones spiritual, emotional, social, sexual, intellectual, and recreational aspects of life need to be doing well. Don’t get overwhelmed; I know it is quite a bit to do in this fast pace life of today, but it can be done through guidance.
There are different stages in marriage; detect your stage and get help.
The first stage is when a couple is happily married but wants to take it to a deeper level.
The second stage is couple is not quite so happy, but is not willing to give up.
The final stage is the couple is in consistent conflict and is ready to throw in the towel.
In all cases a counselor can be beneficial in providing guidance to enhance the marriage.
This age is full of hard-hearted people and others suffer from it. Divorce is extremely painful because it was never part of God’s plan. “…Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate” (Matthew 19:6). It only exists because of the hard hearts of mankind (Matthew 19:7). This is the time when many people decide to seek God or seek Him out in a deeper sense to produce healthiness from its wounds. There is nothing that God can’t do.