1. A godly marriage must be built on the One Foundation. "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 3:11).
Our marriage has to be a place where Jesus is not only Savior, but Lord. It takes two, a man and a woman, deeply committed to Christ and to each other to lay the foundation.
2. A godly marriage must be built according to God's blueprint (Ephesians 5:21-32). A godly marriage does not exist for its own benefit, for the pleasure of the husband and wife, but to bring glory and honor to God. Your marriage is to represent the union between Christ and the Church--the greatest love story ever told.
3. A godly marriage must be devoted to unity and oneness (Genesis 2:24, John 17:20-23). When you are devoted, your time with God and each other is the best you have to give, a place where you can pray, cry, discuss and listen to each other.
4. A godly marriage must glorify God as His bride (Revelation 19:7, John 14:1-7). Revelation 19 says, "...For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready."
We are in the betrothal period in the history of the church. Jesus, our groom, has gone to prepare a place for us and will come back to get us.