The Three Important Ps in Marriage: The Secret of Successful Marriage
It is not an easy task for two different people to live together as husband and wife without misunderstanding or quarrel. However, that does not mean that it is impossible to have a peaceful marriage or relationship because I am among the few who believes that nothing is impossible. Every healthy relationship has what makes it durable, and it is possible that those who have problems in their relationships do so because they are ignorant of such secret. I witnessed a wedding ceremony in which the couples were looking mean that the officiating minister asked them what the problem was. He noticed that they rarely smile although the husband later tried to cheer up it was still apparent that they were business-like in appearance.
The Minister read some bible verses Genesis 25 and 26 that is the story of Isaac. Then he preached on the three P of marriage: Isaac’s method. Consequently, the most critical three P of marriage is Prayer, Play, and Plan.
Prayer is said to be the key that unlocks all doors. Couples who prayer together should stay strong together; especially if the family sees a time of worship as a time to forget all other things and come to God’s presence with a grateful heart. A moment of prayer should be a time of renewal of strength and a time of forgiveness in mind. Consequently, it is time couples would forget their problems and differences and come to God with a grateful heart. Most importantly a family that abides by the teachings of the scripture should be able to remain faithful to each other. It is a fate an honest and trustworthy atheist can achieve. Therefore, any family that puts God as its head should be able to do all it can to preserve peace in the family which signifies the presence of God. God can only dwell in a peaceful home. There are cases where one of the partners may be more prayerful than the other. Such a partner can still intercede on behalf of his or her family.
Play: There is no doubt that prayer is essential and should be paramount but to play is not too far from the first P if both of them cannot be on the same level of importance. It is rightly so because without a playful heart there will be no friendship and the base of true love is friendship. To play adds fun to marriages and creates memorable occasions in the minds of couples. How can two people live together in peace and happiness if they cannot play with each other? Consequently, To play renews the strength of marriages and keeps its love fresh to withstand the obstacles of all seasons. A good joke is enough to make someone forget his or her sorrows and face life with courage. It is only through play that couples can express their love for each other. Just as Children love to play so is it that couples that like to play together will always remain happy and their love will not grow old.
Therefore, the play holds the key to the happiness of all relationship.
Plan: Plan is essential in marriage because couples have to plan together so that they can progress together. It is only through planning that unions can create the future it wants. A man is lucky who has an understanding wife who will help him plan for the well-being of the family and doomed is a family that lacks a functional family head except the wife takes over the responsibility as is usually the case. It is also a tragedy when a wife fails to help a man plan for the family. It is through planning that a family can make provisions for their children and themselves.
Finally, any marriage that effectively practices the three Ps will surely be a happy marriage. That is the secret of those relationships that stood the test of time.