To the Bride & Groom

Living and Loving

Thoughts and Suggestions that can help you live your lives together “To the praise of His glory” because you have “first trusted in Christ” (Eph. 1:12)

To give and receive all that God intended in your marriage read together, read repeatedly, and discuss openly with each other.

Congratulations! The two of you have made life’s second most important decision – the choice of a life’s
partner. The most important decision, which you should have already made, is to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.

I consider it a privilege and a blessing to have a part with you in your marriage. By the time you receive this, we will have visited together, and I will have gone over many of the thoughts and suggestions that you will find in this booklet.

I feel that it is as important to be the husband and wife you should be to each other as it is to pick the right person to be your husband or wife. The happiness and blessings you will receive in your marriage relationship will be in direct proportion to the commitment and success you each have to be what the other needs as you go through life together.

The suggestions below are based on God’s word, the Bible, knowledge I have gained through secular
sources, things I have learned from others who have shared their lives with me as a minister, and my
own experiences in marriage. The secret to success put very simply and broadly, is: “…Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh… But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, kindness, self-control: against such there is no law. (Gal. 5:16 & 22 – 23) Or to put it another way, be nice to each other all the time.

However, let me give you some specific suggestions that may make the process of learning to be a help
fitting for your husband or how to live with your wife with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, easier to understand. This is the most important knowledge you can gain, because God says you are heirs together of the grace of life.


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