What is marriage built on?

25 Aug

Though not a surprise to anyone who follows sports, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren announced this week that their divorce was final. One of the more significant quotes in one article was the following:

Nordegren told People magazine she and Woods tried for months to reconcile the relationship. In the end, a marriage “without trust and love” wasn’t good for anyone, she said.

A healthy marriage is built on a foundation of trust and love. Without it, cracks will begin to form in the foundation. It is only a matter of time before they spread to the framing and the structure. If they are not addressed, they are soon visible to a watching world. Eventually, the entire house falls down.

Is it any wonder that the architect designed marriage to be a loving, lifetime commitment between a man and a woman?

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:24-25, ESV).

Until you leave and forsake all other relationships, you cannot hold fast and be committed to one person. Without commitment, there is no intimacy and oneness. Without love, there is no commitment; without commitment, there can be no trust.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 25, 2010 in Marriage, News stories, Scripture, Sports


One response to “What is marriage built on?

  1. Dan Bolinger

    August 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    You can neglect your relationship with your spouse, and on a day-to-day basis, it doesn’t seem as if things are deteriorating. People who are driven to excel have this unconscious propensity to underinvest in their families and overinvest in their careers—even though intimate and loving relationships with their families are the most powerful and enduring source of happiness. Clayton M. Christensen ( is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. From the website;

    Ecl 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, …


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