10. Foundation of Faith
I believe this is the most important one of all. Every marriage will go through rough patches. We are frail human beings who makes mistakes and are in dire need of a Savior. I thank God every day that He chose to send his Son, Jesus Christ, to be our one and only Savior. He took on ALL of our sins — even the nastiest, most hateful, disgusting, heart-wrenching, humanly unforgivable ones. He died and paid the price for OUR SINS and rose again so we can live a life of freedom. His love is unfailing, when our love for one another falls short. His grace is ever-extended when we can’t find it in our hearts to forgive. When both the husband and wife have a strong faith in the Lord — both individually and collectively — the foundation for the marriage is strong. They can cover their marriage and family in prayer and know the peace and love that only God can provide.
If faith in Jesus is new to you, I encourage you to read the Gospels in the Bible to learn about Jesus and His tremendous love for you. Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean you will be perfect, but it does mean that you will know and be known by a flawless, loving God who has perfect plans for you.