Last year, I made a list of 14 reasons why I love my wife. I don’t plan on doing that again, because those reasons still hold true. However, I want to take a different approach. Today, I want to talk about how important it is for me to be married, specifically in connection with ministry.

During our pre-marital counseling, one of the Bible Scriptures we covered was the one about “two becoming one” (Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:8). This is something you hear quite a bit when you go to weddings. It is one of the common things said, but I never really grasped the full meaning until that time. (Of course, I still don’t FULLY grasp it, but I am closer.) God brings us together for many reasons, but one of the reasons is so that we can complement each other for His Kingdom. There are many areas where I do not excel; however, those are areas where Yvette shines. Because God brought us together, we are able to reach more people with God’s love, and we are able to share the Gospel with a further reach than on our own. In our short three years of marriage, we have already seen ways that God has combined our skills/gifts in order to reach people and help them. Those are the times that I love the most — when we are fully partnering for His greater good! I am convinced that it is one of the best experiences one can have!

So, my encouragement today, for those of you who are looking to “become one” someday with another person, is to look at it from God’s perspective. Who might He want to be your partner? Who can fully complement you? And who do you see yourself working hand in hand with for His Kingdom? If you find that person, I guarantee you will have a life-long marriage of more than just material happiness!

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