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How to Guard Your Marriage

Marriage is a gift from God. Before sin entered the world, God made man and woman in his image, biologically gendered to reflect his glory. Before sin, God ordained the institution of marriage between his image bearers. Therefore, we believe a biblical marriage to be the union of a biologically gendered godly man and a biologically gendered godly woman, bound together in covenant love and commitment. Their covenant promises to each other create a new family, and their bond of love is intended to be nourished in the context of the church, God’s family. 

We want your marriage to be a healthy, vibrant reflection of Jesus and the church that lasts a lifetime.

The Bible additionally teaches that marriage is not a manmade, contractual relationship that can be entered into or disposed of whenever we want. In Scripture, marriage is a sacred and lifelong relationship that shows us something about God’s perfect love for us. In Ephesians 5.22-33, the Apostle Paul says that marriage should be like the marriage of Christ and his church. Here are a few ways you and your spouse can help guard your marriage, so you’re honoring one another and God.

  • Die to self daily.

    • Jesus sacrificially gave his own life so that his people could live. And now, this same kind of sacrificial, lay-down-your-life love should be the defining mark of your marriage.

  • Commit yourselves to one another.

    • In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul says that marriage is a place where a godly woman and a godly man intimately and totally give themselves to each other. Their union is to be an honest, open, vulnerable, confessing, and rejoicing partnership that mutually shares all of life with the other. 

  • Be gracious to one another.

    • Marriage is intended to be a place where hearts are shared emotionally, possessions are shared freely, words are shared kindly, burdens are shared graciously, forgiveness is shared frequently, and gratitude is shared happily. Extend grace to one another.

Our goal is to inspire, empower, and equip the church to help us all build stronger marriages, stronger families, and stronger communities for the glory of God. Within our community of grace, couples can find pre-marital counseling to support systems along the journey as each marriage weathers various life storms. Discover more ways to guard your marriage here!

*We are a church located in Greenville, South Carolina. Our vision is to see God transform us into a community of grace passionately pursuing life and mission with Jesus.*

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