Yesterday I received my daily email from All-Pro Dad, and the post for Wednesday was entitled, 4 Areas You and Your Wife Need to Be on the Same Page
The four areas are:
- Touching throughout the day.
- Spending money wisely.
- Making big decisions together.
- Having an Open-Heart policy.
BONUS: Closing the day in prayer
These four things are spot-on, but what caught my attention was the title of the article and the bonus. They describe the real need of every marriage.
The page that every marriage should work from each day is a page from God’s Word.
The bonus in every marriage, every day is prayer!
You see, God, the Creator of marriage between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:18-25), is also the Author of God’s Word. Therefore, for a husband and wife to be blessed and have an honorable marriage, they will work off the same page . . . the page(s) of God’s Word.
Since God is righteous (Psalm 145:17), then all His ways, counsel, direction, and wisdom is right. You want to know what’s right for your marriage, then both of you work off the same page, God’s Word!
Husband and wives should read the Word together, share with each other what God teaches you each day-by-day from the Word, faithfully attend a Bible teaching and preaching church, be exposed to biblical preaching via podcasts or radio, attend camps and conferences where you can learn the Word together, and live your lives in accordance to God’s right path (Joshua 1:8-9; Psalm 1:1-6; 19:7-14).
Proverbs 14:11 reminds us, There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Since marriage is the union of two selfish individuals whose way seems always best to themselves, it is most wise to walk in the counsel of God’s righteous Word.
The power and place of God’s Word is on display in Psalm 119. Here’s an action plan. How about each day, you and your spouse read one eight-verse section from Psalm 119. Take turns reading each verse out loud and stopping after each verse to listen to God and share with each other how that verse applies to your life and marriage. Then jot down in a journal your thoughts, biblical plans, and the righteous path God has revealed to you as you read, discuss and meditate on the Word.
Finally, enjoy the BONUS—pray together. Don’t just wait until the end of the day. Find yourselves praying for and with each other throughout the day and night. The absolute best place to go with your spouse is to the Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Now, that’s really working off the same page!!