I love to worship no its true I really do. I'm not into music like so many people are but I do love to worship and I have my favorite songs and artists that I connect with on a gut level.
But let me ask you a question. What does true worship look like in a marriage relationship? How do you get to the place where you are worshiping God through your relationship? I think that is a great question.
Lets look at some scripture that helps us define what true worship looks like in marriage. I like the amplified because it is so rich in its definitions and expands upon the meaning of the words. Ephesians 5:22-25 Wives, be subject(be submissive and adapt yourselves) to your own husbands as (a service) to the Lord(Worship). For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is head of the church. Himself the Savior of (His) body. As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject to in everything to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. [an incredibly high standard for husbands to meet]
If you were uncomfortable with the submission that scripture speaks of in the wives regard, your probably even more uncomfortable with the standard that Paul sets for husbands. Lets continue with Ephesians 5:28,29,31-33 Even so husbands should love their wives as[being in a sense]their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. (that's worship)
For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and carefully protects and cherishes it, as Christ does the church.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh(beautiful worship) This mystery is very great, but i speak concerning [the relation of] Christ to the church.
However, let each man of you [without exception] love his own wife as [being in a sense] his own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him,honors him, prefers him, venerates him, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly]. Wow!!! Now that is true worship when a husband declares that he will love his wife as Christ loved the church and the wife declares that she will do all these things listed above. Its true worship because our Lord knows what the deepest needs are for a woman and that is to be loved and protected by her husband. Conversely the deepest desire of men is to be respected and honored by their wives.
True worship is looking into God's word and deciding that you'll do what he instructs you to do. The result are truly amazing! Its better than any worship song!