I.Thou shalt be committed (Mark 10: 6-9)
A commitment is an agreement or pledge to do something in the future. It is an act to commit to a charge or trust.God’s
blueprint for marriage calls for an exclusive relationship between one man and one woman as they enter into a lifetime covenant.
II.Thou shalt communicate(Colossians
Communication is a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system
of symbols, signs, speech and behavior.
III.Thou shalt be faithful (Ephesians 5:21-25)
Be full of faith to God
and your spouse. Be steadfast in affection and loyalty. Be faithful to adhere to promises made before and during the marriage. Give truth to the facts and walk in the highest level of integrity
IV.Thou shalt establish a friendship(John 15:13)
A friend is one who is attached to another by affection or esteem.
A friend is one that is not hostile, but one of the same mind. A friend is a favored one, a companion.
V.Thou shalt resolve conflict(Colossians
Conflict is a fight, battle or war.
A conflict brings competition and opposition. Conflict brings mental
struggles that result from opposing needs, or wants. Resolution is the act or process of reducing to a simple form. To resolve means to analyze a complex situation to a simple one. To resolve is to participate in the act of solving in order to obtain a mutual answer. When you work together you determine what the best form of resolution is. Respect
each others views. Own up to what you have done to make your spouse angry.
VI.Thou shalt share goals and interests(Philippians
Sharing goals and interest will allow you to enjoy doing thing together. Sex is definitely one of the most important
acts of sharing, but should not be the only interest you share. Identify things that you do not enjoy doing together, and in all fairness do those things apart.
shalt provide sexual pleasure (1 Cor. 7:4-5)
Sexual satisfaction is knowing what pleases your mate. Do not withhold
sex from your mate, it is a creation of God and an excellent thing to be enjoyed within the bounds God has set for it. Sex provides a means of presenting
one’s spouse with the gift of oneself and experiencing a like gift in return
VIII. Thou shalt work towards financial security (Proverbs13:22)
You must be good stewards over your finances, agree to a budget that can be managed monthly. Set financial goals and work together
to achieve them. It doesn’t matter who contributes the most money, this is a partnership, money should be shared equally.
shalt attend church together(Psalms 34:3)
In order to obtain spiritual growth you must learn the word of God together. It is important that you attend church together. Incorporating God principles in your marriage is essential and is the key to a healthy and prosperous marriage.
X.Thou shalt pray together(Philippians 4:6)
Don’t be afraid
to talk to one another and pray about things that you are experiencing or feeling. Pray before dealing with each other during disagreements, it will put you in a more calming
spirit. Pray together daily, this will keep your heart sensitive to the Holy Spirit