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5 Key Marriage Pillars

  1. Communication. He.13:16; “and to communicate, forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Ability to talk frankly, openly, and freely with your partner on matters affecting each other and other family members that impact on the Relationship, void of bias, prejudice, and fear. Good communication hinges a caring attitude and friendship;
  2. Trust. Eph.4:25. “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor for we are all members of one another.
    This is the safety net of all marriages. It is the ability to act responsibly in ways that do not compromise the relationship, especially with an ex, and the opposite sex. Trust breakdown occurs when matters surface or become known by a partner which was undisclosed relating to finance, family member, etc.

  3. Respect. Eph 5:21. “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of the Lord.”
    This is giving reverence and to acknowledge what the other person stands for, says or does, as long as it is to the Lord’s glory. It is accepting and acknowledging the partner’s opinions, boundaries or space.

  4. Love. John 15:12. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
    This is the ability to show unconditional acceptance of the other person, in spite of weaknesses. It is forgiving the other person’s acts of errors. It is overlooking the other person’s fault or weakness.

  5. Security. Phil.2:4, “Let each of you look not only to his own interest but also to the interests of others; It is the ability to cover the shame, weakness, lack, secrets, and privacy of the partner from public inspection or views. It is the provision or efforts to defend and protect the interest or habitat of the partner from external influences, opinions, or views.
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