When a Christian couple decides to take an important step into the sanctity of marriage they want their marriage to stay strong forever, but how does that actually happen? Anyone who is married knows that a good marriage takes work. There are many elements that can make your Christian Marriage continue to grow stronger each and every day.
One of the most important elements is faith. To keep your Christian Marriage growing progressively stronger you must have faith. Have faith in yourself, faith in your spouse and most importantly faith in the Lord. Honestly, all marriages will have their good times and their bad times but if you have faith that the Lord will guide you and keep you strong, that your spouse loves you will their whole heart and that you are worth it, you marriage will stay solid.
Another element that is key not only in a Christian Marriage but in any marriage is the element of communication, you must be willing to keep an open heart. Too many times as a marriage progresses people tend to stop communicating. They stop sharing what makes them happy, what makes them sad and what they would like to change. Spend some time in prayer each day and ask the Lord to provide you with open communication with your spouse, it will make all the difference in your marriage.
Something that may seem obvious but still needs to be addressed is love. When attempting to grow in a Christian Marriage there must be an over abundance of love present. There must be an honest and pure love for each other and for God. Without this honest and pure love your marriage will unfortunately become stagnant. Do not be afraid to show your love freely and without reservation and you will receive it back. Love is what a Christian Marriage's foundation relies on, don't be afraid to give and be open enough to receive.
Lastly, a Christian Marriage will not grow stronger without the mutual love of the Lord. Each day spend time together with your spouse and God. Whether that includes going to church together, reading your bible together, or allocating a portion of each day to spend in prayer together, this is so important for the growth of a Christian marriage.
Make a conscious decision to incorporate each of these into your marriage on a daily basis and you and your spouse will be on the road to a long lasting love filled marriage with each other and the Lord.