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In marriage, trust in God
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Trust is a gigantic word. Dictionary. com defines it as “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.”

This is the thing that those who are married take seriously. It is a feeling that helps a couple make it through all the thing’s life throws at them.

Those who pass on getting “married”, as God designed never truly have this complete trust. The notion that is given many times is that “we don’t need a piece of paper” is as the old saying goes “a bunch of baloney.”

That piece of paper is signed, recorded somewhere then put in a lock box or in a frame and forgotten by most – except the couple.

The couple knows that each of them has made a solemn vow before each other, their fiends and God, letting each know that they will be there for them during thick and thin.

Letting the world know that no one will come between them and that they as God wants will be together till they die.

This is the way it is supposed to be the way God desires it to be but sadly, many who enter the bond of marriage forget what they have pledged and break the trust. This many times happens because the couple did not first trust in God.

God created man and woman (Gen. 1,2). He made man differently from woman. God made man’s build heavier and usually taller. Man has a V-shaped physique, with broad jaws and chiseled characteristics. God made woman with prominent cheek bones, small noses, with waists narrower than their hips. These things are the outward differences.

Inside women normally have a more tender heart, and a tendency to think on things for a time. Women have a nurturing characteristic that is absent in man.

Men are problem solvers, not spending a lot of time talking and thinking about a matter.

There are other differences, yet God wanted man and woman to come together to make a family (Gen. 2).

God wanted man to trust in Him for everything. He made a beautiful place for man to dwell, He gave woman to man so he would not be alone, and God gave man and woman something to do – dress and keep the garden (Gen. 2:15).

With a great place to live, having a mate to live with and enjoy one would think surely, they will always trust in God. This was not the case. God had given instructions to man as to what they were to do (Gen.2:16, 17; 3:17), yet when tempted by Satan they forgot the one in whom they should have trusted.

When this trust was broken their lives changed drastically. They were removed from their home; woman was told she would have sorrow in child birth and her desire would be to her husband who would rule over her (Gen. 3:16).

To man God said the ground would be cursed for his sake, and in sorrow would he eat of it all his days. Thorns and thistles would come forth and in the sweat of his face he would eat bread and he would die and return to the ground out of which he had been taken.

Today when a couple forgets to trust in God they miss out on having one in whom they can rely on, one who is stronger than anything they might face, one who is a surety, one in whom they can have confidence.

Trusting in God and obeying His will makes one a better husband, wife, or parent. God had given man instructions on how to live together as man and wife (Eph. 5:21 – 33; 6:1 – 4).

The mutual love, respect and trust is lived and developed as a couple goes through life together. God knows that man and woman have physical needs and has provided for that – in the marriage bond (1 Cor. 7:1 – 5; Heb. 13:4).

To help man and woman understand love God gave and entire chapter of the Bible to explain this (1 Cor. 13).

If a couple will trust in God they can love and trust each other as “long as they both shall live.”

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