It's More Than A Contract
Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.—Genesis 2:20-24
Many men incidentally believe that if we have a "happy wife, we'll have a happy life." While this is intended tongue-in-cheek, these cliches, sentiments, and ideals are perpetuated by a world that seeks happiness alone based on cultural views of marriage. God has a much different idea about marriage, and his concept is not focused on personal satisfaction for one; or even for one over the other. Marriage was created by God, not by man. It was designed outside of culture and intended as a covenant commitment for one man and one woman. And yes, it fills the void for a need of companionship, but it serves a purpose—change. In the one flesh experience, man and woman are changed. Simply put, two sinful people come together and discover how to honor God together relationally given their faults and flaws.
As always remember, as the Creator, God is designing with intent and with purpose, and it's His plan we must follow.
DO THIS: Heed God's plan for your marriage, relationships, and in all parts of your life.
PRAY THIS: God, may I honor your plan for all my relationships by doing them your way, and with your purpose.