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Recalling Your Bible Readings May Be The Best Thing For Your Marriage

Making God the center and highest priority of your marriage may be the key to saving it, even if it’s not in trouble — yet.

Marriage is a sacred vow between a man and woman and the Bible offers many verses that offer guidance for married couples, husbands, wives, newlyweds and engaged couples.

Reflect on your wedding bible verses. In the middle of a struggling marriage, it’s very easy to focus on what’s wrong instead of stopping to listen to God and ask Him for guidance. It’s very important to always look back to the Bible Scriptures you have chosen during your wedding. Marriage is a gift from God; without looking at the gospel you will not understand biblical marriage. The main purpose of marriage is to glorify God and to be a representation of how Christ loves the church.

Reflect on your wedding vows. What better way to recommit to your spouse than to revisit your original vows? Spend some time together looking over what you first promised each other all those years ago when you first said, “I do.” And keep in mind: This is supposed to be a happy, positive experience. Don’t use this as a time to shame yourself—or your spouse—if things haven’t exactly been smooth sailing. No marriage is perfect, after all.

Sharing with you the Bible Scriptures on our wedding day – this might be helpful to couples who are planning their wedding too.

First Reading

Song of Songs

Hark! My lover! Here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the window, peering through the lattices. My lover speaks; he says to me “Arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come! O my love in the clefts of the rocks, in the secret recesses of the clift. Let me see you, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and you are lovely.” My lover belongs to me and I to Him. He said to me, “Set me as a seal in your heart, as a seal on your arm, for storm as death is love, relentless as the netherworld as devotion, its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love nor flood sweep it away.”

Psalms

Psalms 34

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall ever be in my mouth. My soul will glorify in the Lord that the poor may hear and be glad.

Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Look to God that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may mot blush with shame. When the afflicted man called out, the Lord heard, and from all his distress He saved him.

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and delivers them. Taste and see how good the Lord is, happy the man who takes refuge in Him.

Second Reading

From First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (12:31-13:8)

Set your hearts on the greater gifts. I will show you the way which surpasses all the others. If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and with full knowledge, comprehend all mysteries, if I have faith great enough to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not loved, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on sins, it is not snobbish. Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger, and neither does it brood over injuries. Love does not rejoice in what is wrong, but rejoices with the truth. There is no limit to love’s forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure. Love never fails.

Gospel Reading

Matthew 1:16

Jacob was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary,
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
But before they lived together,
She was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man.
Yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
Decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
That this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
Because he save his people from their sins.”
When Joseph awoke,
He did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
And took his wife into his home.

Your marriage is something to be celebrated! Every year matters. Every day matters. Don’t wait. Take time to celebrate and renew your vows to each other…today. Your marriage is worth it.

Stay in love and stay connected to God Almighty.

❤️

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Hello Stranger! We're thrilled you're here. We are Ed and Shay, originally from the Philippines but living in Ireland . We are both health enthusiasts and passionate about God's wonderful creations and making the most of our days on this earth. We dream of setting foot on every single country on planet earth, meeting adorable strangers and learning about new cultures. Our mission is to inspire you to live your best life -- be more adventurous, try new things, discover off the beaten path places and provide you with the best tips for your next trip.

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