As humans, we spend much of our lives searching for love. There isn’t a day we don’t feel love – or its absence. Of all the human emotions, love is the most desired and the most misunderstood.

One of our favorite Scripture passages is 1 John 4:8 – “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Love is both what God is and what He has done for us.

The Bible tells us that God created man and woman. He created them distinctly and uniquely. Adam came first and then Eve. God fashioned the woman with His own hands – not to compete with man, but to complete him. Without Eve, Adam was incomplete.

Through Scripture, God teaches us an essential lesson about this relationship: men and women are linked together, and therefore they share life together. Just as Adam needed Eve and Eve needed Adam, man needs woman and woman needs man.

In the words of Genesis 2:24, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Yet, no marriage can be a perfect example of God’s plan all the time. Though our lives have been blessed and we love each other abundantly, our marriage has certainly had its ups and downs – and maybe yours has as well. The truth is, all of us need a marriage tune-up from time to time if we want a love that lasts.

We believe God’s Word is your best source for the strength and secrets you need to build a marriage that will withstand life’s storms. One passage that we often turn to is Proverbs 31:10-12…

“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.”

These words give us not only the model for every woman, but also counsel for men as they consider the women – wife, mother, grandmother – who have such a powerful impact on their lives.

So as we continue this journey on earth, knowing our heavenly home is in the future, we crave the lives God intended for us. His plan is unmistakable. God made us with different responsibilities, different roles, and different temperaments. He made man the head of the home, and He made woman the crown and glory of the home.

And when you live by God’s plan – seeking that “one flesh” intimacy with your spouse – you’ll discover that your life and your marriage will be built to last and better than you ever could have imagined!