|Ten Commandments||<—–>||Seen as a guide to Marriage|
|1. You shall have no other gods before Me.||<—–>||1. Having an exclusive relationship. Complete devotion to each other.|
|2. You shall not make for yourself any graven idol or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water below the earth||<—–>||2. In marriage do not make an idol of others you see or know. God has put you together. Till death, you part. Take time |
together doing things you both enjoy, don’t allow other things to stop this. Know that God has to be first for a marriage to be great.
|3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold guiltless anyone who takes His name in vain.||<—–>||3. If you want to have a good relationship speak well of each other when talking to others. |
Your words change you as you speak them.
|4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.||<—–>||4. If you want a lifetime relationship, take special times together. Schedule a full day to spend together at least once |
a month. Enjoy God’s Sabbath day together.
|5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.||<—–>||5. Show gratitude for your spouse daily. |
|6. You shall not murder.||<—–>||6. Don’t kill your spouse. (“HA” of course not) but, Jesus said if you are angry without a cause you shall be in danger of |
judgment. Remember being silent can be a form of anger. Everyone has weaknesses it could be anger, lust, gossip and many other things. Seek to be quick to forgive and slow to anger. Prayer changes things
|7. You shall not commit adultery.||<—–>|| 7. Be faithful in action and thought as God knows our thoughts. Love gives but lust chokes and kills. |
Ways to stop it: Communicate, we all like compliments, if you are not giving them to your mate, someone else might be and by doing so they could be drawing them away from you.
Companionship, do things you like together. Closeness, enjoy intimate relations with your mate.
|8. You shall not steal.||<—–>||8. Be a person of integrity.|
|9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.||<—–>||9. Be truthful. Honesty and trust is the foundation of a good relationship.|
|10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or anything that is your neighbor’s.||<—–>||10. Don’t make what you don’t have accentuate your life. Learn to appreciate you mate, |
Don’t compare your mate with others. Seek God together and grow closer to Jesus as a couple.
Do not try to make your mate what they are not. Appreciate each other for who you are.
Thanks to Bayless Conley I was able to see these truths. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7DgtusRYko