Michelle and I had everything planned for Tyler and Taylor in case we had twins. God knows better than he gave us a precious gift from a son, Tyler. There is such adoration given to Michelle and I for stewarding well as we grow in the word of God through our own way of living our faith in the word of God. We realized that without having a relationship with Christ, there is no great relationship to be expected in our marriage. Michelle and I accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior many years ago and saw in our years of marriage how much we needed God in our marital relationship. After all, He created marriage!
It is a privilege to be able to raise children and I can imagine the responsibility of raising twins, especially identical twins. They look exactly alike. It is quite often difficult to tell the difference between the two. Often they wear the same clothes, the same height and weight, everything is similar. What a challenge for those who are not close to them. But what a mysterious beauty for the parents of these precious identical children.
This mysterious beauty also spells the truth when husband and wife are alike in spirit. This is called spiritual compatibility. When husband and wife unite in one flesh and are alike inside, when both have received the free gift of salvation and both hearts beat as one spirit, Heaven explodes of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENTS, KINDNESS, KINDNESS, FIDELITY, LONG SUFFERING, SELF-CONTROL. There is an explosion of the FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT springing from them that cannot be compared to any other. They are TWINS that are difficult to separate. When both husband and wife are truly committed to a relationship with Christ through salvation through Christ alone, these four things happen…
LOVE FROM BOTH SIDES
“True love loves even when true love doesn’t look like love.” The greatest action a man can take is to love God with all his heart, with all his mind, with all his soul and with all his strength. The second greatest act a human being can do is to love his neighbor as he loves himself. The most rewarding marriages are those where husband and wife REALLY love each other with that same love for God. Unconditional love is the true love that drives any great marriage. On the contrary, when one spouse shows genuine love and the other does not, it creates a tipping point in the marital relationship. A spouse is bound to have a big fall and the marriage faces a big crash. The greatest chance of receiving love from both sides is when both sides, husband and wife, are in relationship with Christ by accepting Christ as Lord and Saviour. An unequally hitched couple is like light and dark to WAR. A husband and wife who truly live for Christ experience more JOY and PEACE.
TWO SOULS LINKED AS ONE
The most important part of your being is your soul. It is the foundation of your life and when husband and wife accept Christ as their lord and saviour, and both souls connect with God, marriage is on a solid foundation that is not easily shaken. Two people of the opposite sex can only be united in marriage when both have a solid relationship with Christ through Salvation. Two souls bound together on a solid foundation of Christ form a bond that is not easily broken.
OPPOSITES DO NOT ATTRACT
It is said that opposites attract. While this may be true in some ways, it can be misleading. A husband without salvation joining a wife who has accepted Christ creates an unhealthy balance in the marital relationship, causing all hell to break loose in the relationship. In the same way, an unsalvation wife who says yes to a lost husband in the unsalvation world will experience a constant TILTING MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP. The truth is that salvation by accepting Christ as Lord and Savior is the greatest attraction a husband can have for a wife or a wife has for a husband. It is this spiritual attraction that maintains the marital relationship when physical attraction is no longer the leading factor in marriage. Husbands will have big bellies and wives can gain weight. But these cannot be the main focus. Only a heart for God can be the common ground that holds marriage together.
SEX WITHOUT CONVICTION
When God said there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, he also meant sex. To be in Christ is to accept and live for Christ. It is only through salvation by accepting Christ as Lord and Saviour. Sex outside of marriage is like sharing your body with the devil. Sex in the context of marriage is like heaven on earth. God created sex for marriage between a man and a woman only. Everything else brings a deadly mix of poisonous disasters into any relationship. True freedom to enjoy sex as God created it comes through the man and woman coming together in HOLY MARRIAGE while accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
We live in real bad days and this sad truth affects marriages all over the world. Marriage can be great, but it begins with husband and wife receiving the free gift of salvation. The truth is, you can’t have a great WEDDING without SALVATION. They are like twins. Michelle and I constantly pray that weddings will be enjoyed as God created weddings. Salvation is the foundation of any good marital relationship. Accept Christ today as your Lord and Savior and begin this great journey mapped out for you and your beautiful wife.
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About the Author
Carim Hyatt was born and raised partly in Jamaica, West Indies. He is one of seven children in the Hyatt family and has become a great man of God. Carim had the luxury of watching her grandparents model a Christian family life while portraying a marriage in the image of God. Carim also had his mother in his life and learned a lot about values and wisdom.
Carim’s passion is marriage and family. He and his wife Michelle are the hosts of MARRIAGE IN A MINUTE, a radio talk show broadcast around the world. He is the author of two books, The importance of salvation and Stay Married Become One Flesh. Carim’s third book, PURITY IN MARRIAGE PREPARATION will be released soon. His journey has taken him from insurance expert to minister through writing and public speaking. Carim leads Men’s Ministries, Married Life Groups, Praise and Worship and many other areas of ministry as God has led. Carim and his beautiful wife Michelle have appeared on TV programs namely TBN talking about marriage and family. He is a great motivator, mentor and loves the Lord with all his heart. Her passion is to see every marriage last long while being fashioned in the image of God.
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