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Marriage: Love Poems and Principles
These marriage love poems were written for a college course assignment years ago during a time when I asked God to restore my love and gift for writing. The marriage principles were inspired by and written for my former landlady and her fiance' as a source of encouragement for their marriage.
a warm sensation generating through your body,
filling your entire being,
radiating inside, ready to explode and
overflow into the world,
expanding and sharing.
a feeling that seems overwhelming
in intensity and emotion;
you want to laugh and cry,
and shout with joy, praising the Lord
for such a blessed experience.
a feeling that should not and will not
be suppressed for fear of being hurt.
No! Not if that love is real;
No! Not if that love is agape love,
that’s the real love, God’s love, the perfect love.
a uniting of two
caught up in each other’s love,
exploring and sharing the mysteries
of your inner-beings;
encouraging and supporting,
experiencing the sorrows and the joys
of life together.
for better or for worse
in sickness and in health,
till death do you part.
Principles For A Lasting Relationship
ACKNOWLEDGE the good times and make them your focus in the midst of the bad times.
UNDERSTAND that your situation can be challenging at times because of extended family and additional responsibilities.
RECOGNIZE that the enemy (and or the inner-me) uses these challenges as a wedge to distance and destroy what God has allowed and joined together.
REMEMBER that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). God has all the grace, power, and resources to help you both overcome anything and pull together to live a victorious married life.
DETERMINE to fight against the enemy’s attacks and your own self-will to preserve the vows and nurture the commitment that you made before God to one another.
STRIVE to manifest the unconditional love of 1 Corinthians 13 in your relationship and allow God’s intended purpose for your lives to become a reality to be enjoyed and appreciated.
BELIEVE that nothing is impossible with God who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think according to His power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)
WAIT on God with the expectancy that your dreams and blessings will come to pass.
LOVE “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)