Ep 63 – The True Meaning of Success in Marriage
By: Rylee Meek, host of the King’s Council Podcast and co-founder of King’s Council Coaching
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The True Meaning of Success in Marriage
Everything should be in life surrounding what God’s plan is for you. And a lot of our life is spent searching for that meaning to what he has for us, especially around this topic of success. As you know on the podcast, Rylee has been diving deep into the topic of success and what the true meaning of success is in the Bible, not that of worldly success.
This week on the podcast, Rylee Meek brings on his lovely wife Ash to discuss the true success of a marriage. This is a continuation covering aspects of success and what the Bible says about success.
Let’s get into it.
Prioritizing God First
In every marriage, it is of the utmost importance that the marriage prioritizes God first. Each decision, each moment should first and foremost have God in mind. Having a successful marriage requires God to be fully present in the marriage. And with God coming first, it is then that you come together to discuss views in the marriage.
A successful marriage must have an element of submission. When we hear the word submission, we often think there is a negative connotation with it. In the episode, the word submission is used in the context that according to the Bible, the husband is charged with leading the house and the wife is submitting to that. Man is led by God and the wife is led by the man in the marriage. What makes this type of submission in a marriage effective and successful is that there is a deep level of trust that allows for roles to take place and a level of understanding that the marriage prioritizing God and his word makes for a successful marriage.
Communication is Key
While God should be prioritized first and foremost, it is essential that communication is the bedrock of the marriage especially if you want it to be successful. First and foremost, without communication, you will end up a lot of the time guessing what the other person is thinking and saying in the relationship. It’s quite important that whatever you do and however you do it, is done around making sure you and your spouse are on the same page.
It’s the only way God intended for us to live in success with marriage is to communicate with him to receive council and knowledge and wisdom and to communicate with our spouse in alignment with what God has intended for us. Communication also creates the opportunity to reduce the amount of combativeness in discussions you may be having in your relationship. It allows clarity and discussion to be involved in the marriage as opposed to fighting.
And you may not like every decision that is made in the marriage. But know that this is where the role of the submission takes place. It’s allowing for space to be made so the two of you can work on the issue or conversation together without force.
And this is where God works. He allows for that communication to be had in a successful relationship.