12.24.2014

Equally Yoked: A Christ-Centered Marriage

This is our second to last Equally Yoked! Don't forget to nominate your favorite post via e-mail or in the comments. The blogger with the best post will receive a little gift from me!  With us today is Nicole. I have been following Nicole's blog for around 3 years now and she was one of the bloggers that inspired me to start blogging. Her heart for Jesus was such an encouragement to me when I was trying to figure out my own faith and she continues to inspire me. I'm so excited that she's here with us today. 
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Hi, I'm Nicole! I'm the blogger at bloom, a newlywed, a fur-mama, a part time librarian, and a full time photographer and videographer for 314 Productions. God is good to us.

Marriage is a sweet thing.  I’ve been married for 649 days (as I’m writing) and I’m so incredibly grateful for each and every day we’ve spent together as husband and wife.  Marriage is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and I was shocked when it really was such a life change for me.  I didn’t really know what all I would experience as I entered into marriage aside from finally living together and enjoying married life things (enter wink face).  I didn’t know that the first few weeks of marriage would be so sanctifying.  I didn’t know that my relationship with Jesus would grow exponentially.  I saw my sin more.  I saw my selfishness more.  I saw my need, my daily need for grace more.  Marriage is such a picture of the gospel.  Of Jesus loving His bride, the church, and the church being submissive to Christ.  I love that God gives us so many real and tangible examples of the gospel.

It has been truly incredible to see my husband really become MY HUSBAND.  Not just someone I share a house with but someone who leads our home.  Someone who I can trust and look to for spiritual guidance.

Our marriage has grown so much and specifically this year.  Friends, can I tell you that year two is even better than year one?  I hope that I can say that every year. :)


Marriage is such a spiritual thing.  As we have spent more time in the word together and praying together and talking about the gospel together I see the true purpose in marriage.  The marriage relationship helps us to be better disciples of Christ.  It gives us someone to encourage us and challenge us.  Marriage gives us someone to stand beside and serve with.  My strengths with his strengths.  I really just want to encourage you today to pray over your marriage and evaluate where you are spiritually.  Are you reading the word together?  Are you serving together?  Are you letting your husband lead your home?  These are all great questions to think about and think about often.

These past few months I’ve seen our marriage grow.  And it’s because our relationship is becoming more Christ centered.  I absolutely see the fruit of a Christ-centered marriage.  I see how God uses marriage in our lives to refine us and make us more like Jesus.

I would encourage you to sit down with your husband and talk about the ways that you can be more intentional to keep Christ the center of your relationship.  Because it’s so easy to allow other things to creep in.  Decide a time to pray together or a day of the week to read together.  Think about having another couple over for dinner and maybe studying something with them.  Marriage is sweet.  I’m so thankful that Jesus blessed me with this relationship and it is my desire to use it to glorify Jesus and spread the gospel through it!

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7 comments :

  1. another great post! :) I totally agree with the last bit: talking to your spouse about how you can be more intentional to keep Christ in the marriage!

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  2. So beautifully written! I couldn't agree more - we need our marriages to be Christ-centered. Great post Nicole!

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  3. This is wonderful! So well put together and beautifully written. Thank you for sharing!

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