Jesus is the greatest teacher of all time. His teachings have been followed by thousands upon thousands of people for centuries. Marriage is a lifelong commitment and should be treated as such. With Jesus by your side, you can have the marriage of your dreams.
The seven reminders below will support you in applying Jesus’ teachings to your marriage and providing a solid foundation for any marriage. Couples who follow his advice can build a strong and long-lasting relationship based on love, respect, and understanding.
The first teaching of Jesus about marriage is to be faithful. This means that you are committed to your spouse and will not cheat on them. Jesus said, “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” (Matthew 19:5) Being faithful is important because it shows that you are committed to your spouse and love them enough not to cheat on them.
Be Kind and Considerate
The second of Jesus’ marriage lessons is to be kind and considerate to your spouse. This implies that you treat your spouse with respect and kindness. “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32). It’s critical to treat your partner with respect and consideration because doing so fosters mutual respect and loyalty.
Jesus also teaches patience in marriage as another life lesson he imparted to his disciples. In other words, you don’t mind waiting for things to happen rather than attempting to force them to take place. Jesus said, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2) This means that you don’t get angry or act out if your spouse isn’t meeting all of your expectations because marriage takes patience and resolve on both parts to be successful.
Respect Your Spouse
You show your spouse that you care by respecting their opinions and ideas even if they may differ from yours. “Do not judge, so that you will not be judged.” (Matthew 7:1) This means listening when your partner has something to say rather than shutting them down because you don’t agree with them.
Trust Your Spouse
Especially during difficult times, it’s important to remember that you must trust your spouse in order for the relationship to work. Jesus said, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” (Psalm 143:8) This means that you must believe in your spouse and have faith that they will do the right thing, even if you don’t always understand their decisions.
Another teaching of Jesus about marriages is forgiveness. You are willing to let go of any anger, bitterness, or resentment you may feel and move on. Holding grudges will only hurt your relationship in the long run. “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” (Proverbs 10:12) This means that if you truly want to follow Jesus’ teachings, then forgiveness should come easy for you.
Love Your Spouse
Last but not least, the most important teaching of Jesus about marriage is to love your spouse. This includes being there for them when they need you, listening to them, and being supportive. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34) This is the ultimate goal of marriage, to love one another unconditionally.
These are just a few reminders of how to apply the teachings of Jesus to your marriage. Marriage is hard work, but it’s worth it when both partners are striving to follow Jesus’ teachings. Christ’s teachings still hold true today and offer valuable insight into one of the most important relationships in our lives. If you and your spouse can strive to follow these teachings, your marriage will be blessed.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.1 Corinthians 13:4-5: