Hello couples, do you know in your marital relationship you are either in the garden, making your way into the garden or actually exiting it consciously or unconsciously. What is the GARDEN and where is it?
The Garden is a prepared placed of maximum productivity and favour. A phase in the relationship where both spouse know the short-comings and strength of each other and still choose to love each other, grow deeper in love and work together to fulfil God’s plan and purposes for their lives.
It is a safe Haven where every couple desires to thrive in. But so often couples actually exit the garden because of the choices they make at the crossroads of life.
Let’s learn from the first ever couple – Adam and Eve in Genesis 2 vs 8. But in Genesis 3 vs 1-7 they made a wrong choice that led them out of the garden.
What where their mistakes Eve assumed that because she could hear differently and faster than her husband she was smarter. She forgot that the only reason she had such gifts of intuition was specifically to help her husband actualize purpose.
She forgot that every relationship thrives on boundaries and after hearing the devil, she did not cross check with her husband.
Adam on his own part did not clearly reveal the vision/goal to his wife and also did not warn her of the cost and consequences of not achieving it.
Where are you in your relationship with your spouse now? What decisions are both of you making deliberately to get you into the garden, or keep you in the garden?
Ngee & Rich
Keeping Marriage Alive Initiative.
“Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Amos 3:3 (CEB)