Shining for Jesus is an honor. It is something that those of us who love God strive to do on a daily basis. While it is wonderful to allow the light of Christ shine through us as individuals, it is even more amazing to allow it to shine in your marriage because it is the unity of two lives. While there are countless ways to allow the light of Christ to shine in your marriage, here are three practical ways to get started.
3 Ways to Let Your Marriage Shine for Jesus
Treat your spouse with respect behind closed doors and in public. It is so important that Christian husbands and wives respect one another. It not only builds one another up in confidence and love, but it shows those around you the love of Christ. It is not an easy task, but it can be done. This is a crucial step in allowing God’s love and light to shine brightly through your marriage.
Cook meals for those who are experiencing difficult times. This is such a practical way to allow the love of Christ to shine. It shows the people you are serving that Jesus is real, but it also gives you a chance to show that your marriage is real too. How? Because you will be interacting with one another in front of the people you are ministering to and you can talk about how you worked together to prepare the food. His love will undoubtedly show and be felt by all involved. It’s a win-win for all involved.
Mentor other married couples. In the last 13 years of our marriage, we have been blessed to help mentor other Christian married couples. During the course of mentorship, our mentees have told us that they see the light of Christ in our marriage, and to us, there is no greater honor.
Show those around you that when Jesus is involved, marriage can succeed! Happy shining!
Michael & Carlie Kercheval @ Learning to Speak Life™