Main Scriptures: Genesis 2:21-24
More Scriptures: Matt.19:5-6, Mal.2:14-15, Pro.5:18
And he said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh. Wherefore they are no more twain (two) but one flesh. Whatever therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder (Matt.19:6-7). I will begin by saying that your marriage relationship with your wife is established by God, and not your church or parents. The Scripture says that whatever therefore God has joined together. It was God who joined you with your wife. God did not make you to be an island. That is why He said in Genesis chapter 2:15-18 that it is not good for you to be alone. As great as God is, He is not alone. He is with the Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. God created you to partner with someone. And that someone is your wife. Your wife remains your first and most important partner because of the fact that both of you have become one flesh. It is very important for you also know that your partnership with your wife is a covenant sealed by the power of God.
Partnering with your wife is your fastest route to overcoming obstacles of life-be it barrenness, financial emptiness, evil forces, unruly children or extended family crises. In Ecclesiastics chapter 4 verse 8, the scripture makes it clear that being alone opens you to unending labour and struggles. But when you partner with your wife, it provides you with a safety net for strength and comfort. Therefore, rekindle your friendship with your wife and make the best out of it. Deliberately and consciously work toward making her your best friend. Don’t deal with her wickedly but in knowledge and wisdom. Remember that she is your project and you will present her before God on the judgment day according to Ephesians 5:20-27. To dishonour her is to dishonour God and no one disrespects God and ever remains intact. But how do I make my wife my covenant partner for effective relationship? Treat her with respect at home and outside the house. Intercede for her often, especially in those areas of her life where she needs help. Serve her with your time, body and finances. Be open to her about your visions and dreams. Be her teacher, coach, and mentor. Be kind and faithful to her. When you do these things, then you would have succeeded in making her your covenant partner-one flesh
· Father, by the blood of Jesus, destroy every force of ignorance working in my life.
· Father, by Your Spirit, baptize me with fresh zeal for a deeper fellowship with my wife
· Father, by Your Spirit, help me to understand Your Word as I study and empower me to teach my wife and children effectively.
I am joined together with my wife and she is now my covenant partner for good and godliness because that is my heritage as a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen