Yes you saw this right!
So what on earth could I be talking about?!
I remember when my husband (then fiance) and I were in marriage counselling and our counselor made this statement. Before he could further explain, I thought to myself “He must be kidding!”
Well he wasn’t and this turned out to be one of the most valuable statements that he made to us during our counselling sessions.
Marriage is not a partnerships where one person gives 50 % and the other person gives 50 %. Oh no!!
It is not an “I’ll meet you half way” agreement!
Marriage is a 100/0 arrangement.
In a marriage we are to give our ALL and expect nothing in return. THAT IS LOVE! Love gives not expecting anything in return, but if it is returned then it REJOICES.
When each person in a marriage gives all that they can give, not holding back, not keeping score, but freely giving, then that is when we will have a marriage that is a blessing- not only to us as husband and wife, but to our children and to all who should come into contact with us.
This is how God loves us. He GIVES US ALL.
He did not wait until we showed Him love to love us. He did not wait until we came to Him to love us. Oh no! From all eternity He loved us!
Romans 5:7-10 King James Version (KJV)
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
John3:16 King James Version (KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave (not lent) his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
So let’s give 100% in our marriages. When we do that we will be blessed and a blessing!
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