CARE FOR YOUR SPOUSE AS YOU CARE FOR YOURSELF

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”–Ephesians 5:31-33(NLT) 

The union of a husband and wife merges two persons in such a way that little can affect one without also affecting the other. Oneness in marriage does not mean losing your personality in the personality of the other. Instead, it means caring for your spouse as you care for yourself, learning to anticipate his or her needs, helping the other to become all that he or she can be.

The creation story tells of God’s plan that husbands and wives should be one; “This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one”-Genesis 2:24 (NLT), and Jesus also referred to this plan; “…Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.And he said, “‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”” –Matthew 19:4-6 (NLT). 

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