This month we are celebrating 25 years of marriage. Starting out, we learned how to live together and function as a couple and later as a family. As we began to discover the intricate machinery of our relationship. We began to see and understand God's design for marriage.
Several years ago we read a passage from a James Dobson book which challenged us greatly. I'm paraphrasing, it started out with: For every 10 couples who marry, 5 will divorce. (an unfortunate fact however not the point of the book)But what happens to the other 5 that stay together?
3 will struggle but stay together. Only 2 will achieve the relationship goal of Genesis: A man will leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife and the two shall become one flesh.
God's design in marriage was to bless both participants with a greater blessing than either could achieve apart. We see in God's plan that husbands and wives if they learn to function together as one have great spiritual authority and power over their situations in life.
When confronted with a difficult situation, we have seen God come to our defense with great speed and power when we pray together. Several years ago our son was diagnosed with a serious learning disability that threatened to prevent him from learning.
We attacked the situation in prayer together. We saw our son make great progress so that by his senior year of high school, he was in the gifted program and taking college level courses at a local college. Now he is a sophomore in college, in the honor society and in a nursing scholars program.
We credit all of this to God through the power of prayer. The kind of prayer that God cannot deny. The prayers of a husband and wife praying together. Today, if you need a breakthrough. Pray together and ask God to do what he so desires to do for you. To bless you!