Treasure #2: Fulfillment

There are three areas of fulfillment that will help a couple deepen their love for each other while establishing an internal foundation of joy and happiness that will carry them through life’s struggles and disappointments.

First, it’s important for couples to pursue faith and spirituality together. Research demonstrates that couples who are spiritual together have a higher marital success rate. According to Proverbs 3:5-6, the Lord will straighten the path and smooth the road for those who trust in Him. This is the same thought expressed in Isaiah 40:3-4, where the prophet talks about preparing the way for the Messiah. The crooked path shall be made straight. The lowlands shall be filled in, the mountains leveled, and the rough and bumpy ways made smooth. That’s what the Lord wants to do in your marriage, and that’s what husband and wife can do for each other.

Second, Hebrews 13:4 teaches you to honor marriage in general, and to honor your marriage in particular, especially concerning sexuality. First Peter 3:7 adds that your prayers will be hindered if you don’t honor each other.

And third, Song of Songs 5:16 says, “This is my love, and this is my friend.” Maintaining friendship in marriage is too easily ignored by many couples.

These three areas of fulfillment (Spirituality, Sexuality, Friendship) combine to bring an inner strength for you as an individual as well as for you as a couple. Your life can be pleasant, prosperous, and deeply satisfying when you get the wisdom contained in these principles. According to the scriptures, your prayers will be answered and your dreams will come true.

In other words, maybe you really can live happily ever after. Now that’s a treasure worth adding to the décor of your home!

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