Papa gave me a new phone eight months back, and since it was an upgrade, I did not bother reading the manual.  Little did I know that I was missing what Papa paid for because it has a lot of new features. 

Now that I know what my new phone can do, I valued and appreciated it more.  I became more inseparable (in a good way of course) to it.  Can you imagine if I just used it for its usual purpose?

And you know what?  it is the same thing with marriage.  If we do not know the deeper sense of the commitment we made, we will miss the grandiose and whole purpose it brings.  Being married is more than companionship, greater than having a lover or a helper, it is one of the deepest forms of commitment was made to be experienced by all married couples.  

That is why, we have a marriage manual and it is called the Bible.  Please do not be intimidated by it because it was written to be understood.  More so, we do not have the read the entire Bible to know what God says about marriage.  Let me type a few verses from the marriage manual which I am sure we are all familiar with.

Ephesians 5:25:
 “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. 
He gave up his life for her." 

Genesis 2:24: 
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother 
and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.

However, it is just sad that some couples do not take it seriously. Remember the phone illustration above? Would we submerge our costly phones in salt water without protection? Then, later on complain in why it does not work anymore?  Nope, right?  We know phones can't be placed underwater - the phone manual tells us it is not allowed.

It is the same thing with marriage.  If we do not follow what the marriage manual says, we can't complain on why we are facing unending marital problems. God was clear on his advice and He said it because He knows how challenging married life can be. We have got to trust The manual!

My prayer is that we will always put our complete trust in God and on what He says on the Bible. That that we will always choose to follow His tips.  He created marriage for men to enjoy and treasure, therefore, I am so sure that He wants us to maximize the joy and pure bliss of a married couple and this can be done with Jesus.  

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