Life is meant to be enjoyed at every stage – premarital and marital. Marriage itself is meant by God to be heaven on earth. What you do before marriage determines whether your marriage will be heaven on earth or hell on earth. Someone has said that before marriage, your private parts are for urinating. It is only after marriage that they take the additional functions of facilitating sexual pleasure and reproduction.
Watch out! The person you choose or accept as a marriage partner may make or mar God’s call on your life, build or bastardise your life and make you better or bitter in life. The choice is yours. Do not get married without having established your God-given goal, started pursuing it with rigour and vigour, and being desperately in need of a helper fit to help you in the accomplishment of that goal.
The choice is also yours to make your marriage heaven on earth or hell on earth. If you and your partner make God an integral and indispensable part of your union, it will stand firm and free like a three-legged chair. If you remove God from it through unbelief, backsliding, and lack of consecration, you make it a two-legged chair that cannot stand.
A successful marriage is the making of both the husband and the wife. The husband makes it succeed by being unconditionally loving, responsible and protective of his wife. The wife, on her own part, makes it succeed by being unconditionally submissive, respectful and pleasing to her husband.
We send this first volume on marriage out with a cry to the Lord that, He should use it to produce stable marriages, stable homes, stable families and so stable churches in this perverse generation.