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Marriage Devotional

Mark 10:8, NIV
"'And the two will become one'. So they are no longer two, but one flesh."

Marriage is not just two people being together, but as God designed it, it is the joining together of two people to become one. Ephesians 5 tells us that the relationship between husband and wife reflects the relationship between Jesus and the church. How high of an honor it is to be in a loving marriage relationship! If we meditate on this verse there is a lot we can learn and also to inspire us. We can learn more in 1 Corinthians 13 which starts out by saying, "Love is..." This passage serves as a foundational definition of the deep level of love that should exist in marriage. There is so much to learn about marriage and we invite you to discover this love journey together with us...

We pray that you will not only see advice but you will see the truth of God's Word and that you will be able to apply that truth in your life.

Learning To Be An Encourager

Christopher Brock

April 21, 2024

In a marriage relationship a husband and wife should be the biggest encouragers and supporters of each other. No matter what may be going on and what challenges may be coming, a husband and wife should always be the first ones to stand beside each other.

Extending Love

Coria Brock

March 21, 2024

The Word of God does not give us suggestions, but a statement. It is the truth so that we can be a conqueror in life and in all the troubles of life. So, in His wisdom, He said, “More than anything, continue to love one another (in this case, your spouse) in an earnest and ....

Communicating With Each Other

Christopher Brock

February 21, 2024

It would seem to be obvious that communication is important in any relationship. Whenever people interact with each other, it is only through communication that they can truly get to know each other and understand each other. In no relationship is communication more important than in the ....

A Bowl of Soup

Coria Brock

January 21, 2024

We live in a small corner of the whole wide world, yet even a small corner can seem overwhelming. There are many distractions and responsibilities, work that needs to be done, and relationships that require quality time. My husband and I are like most couples, we have children to teach, guide and ....

Marriage Retreat Part 2

Christopher Brock

December 21, 2023

As you may have read in last month’s marriage article, my wife and I just got back from our weekend marriage retreat. This was not something that we had planned to do, but something that we believed we were led by the Holy Spirit to do.

Marriage Retreat

Coria Brock

November 21, 2023

A few weeks ago, the Lord gave me a thought about planning a retreat for married couples. I spent some time doing some research about the purpose of a marriage retreat. My husband and I have never been to a marriage retreat, and we were not quite sure

Working Together As One

Christopher Brock

October 21, 2023

Last month I had the opportunity to do some work for someone. I have been working with a friend for about a year helping him with his business and suddenly one of the customers was asking for some help and my friend asked if I could take on the project myself. This was not the first time that God opened unexpected doors for my wife and I to be able to earn some income for our family.

God Has Joined Together

Coria Brock

September 21, 2023

Over the past several years I have been blessed to be able to walk with different couples who are facing challenges in their marriage. Some separated, some were restored, and others are still working through their struggles. Even as a friend or as a mentor to them, it is not an easy thing to walk with them during those days. At night, I think about those who have shared their hurt with me.

Don't Leave Each Other Behind

Christopher Brock

August 21, 2023

The verse for this article is likely one of the most quoted and used verses when discussing the topic of marriage. It tells a lot about how a husband and wife should see each other, treat each other, and support each other. One of the parts of this verse says that the husband is to “hold fast to” his wife. This is an interesting phrase and when we begin to look at other translations, we will start to see different ways in which ....

Table For Two

Coria Brock

July 21, 2023

We know that the relationship between a husband and wife should be like the relationship between Christ and church. If we should spend time with Jesus, shouldn’t we also spend time with our spouse? I mean quality time. A thoughtful and intentional time – a table for two. My husband and I both have children from previous marriages and society calls us a blended family. What does that mean?

The Beauty of My Wife

Christopher Brock

June 21, 2023

“You’re beautiful.” That is one phrase that I believe every woman, whether they would want to admit it or not, wants and desires to hear about themselves. No matter how young or how old, when a woman is told that they are beautiful, you can see the joy in their face. Something deep down inside of them is touched. While they can’t explain it, their life just feels happier. It is no coincidence that women would feel this way. God made each of us in His image, and one of the qualities of the Lord is that He ....

The Most Beautiful Wedding

Coria Brock

May 21, 2023

One afternoon as I was reading, God whispered gently to me and said, “No wedding could be more beautiful than the date of our wedding.” Oh, how sweetness filled my heart in that very moment! I wrote it down and I began to think about what that day might look like. I believe every girl sometime, in some way, has thought about their wedding, regardless of how old they are. In their mind, they start to design their bridal gown, plan their banquet ....

Guarding Your Marriage

Christopher Brock

April 21, 2023

One of the wonderful blessings that my wife and I have is to be able to worship together. This is something that the Lord accomplished in our lives and marriage through the work of the Holy Spirit. When we were first married, I didn’t play any instrument and, other than enjoying listening to music, had no real understanding of it. When I was young my dad had bought me a guitar and I tried to learn ....

The Passion of Love

Coria Brock

March 21, 2023

Here is a question I have asked myself, “Do I love my husband as I should?” First, I need to fully understand what it means to love him in the right way? The love between a husband and wife should contain romantic attraction and strong feelings towards each other. And if they are both Christian and know the true definition of love between Christ and His church, then they would know that love means ....

Handling Finances as One

Christopher Brock

February 21, 2023

Of all the many subjects and topics that are involved in marriage, the management of finances is one of the biggest. The management of finances is considered one of the most listed reasons why many married couples head towards divorce. They come to a point where they simply cannot agree on how to use the money that they make and eventually use this as part of the justification as to why they can’t make it work.​

The True Enemy of Marriage

Coria Brock

January 21, 2023

As first described in Genesis and later affirmed by Jesus, marriage is a God-ordained, covenant relationship between a man and a woman. And the Word of God also affirmed that “…they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Matthew 19:6, NIV) In our modern culture, this statement may create a lot of argument.

Cherish Each Moment

Christopher Brock

December 21, 2022

As we get close to Christmas this year, my wife has been watching movies about different Christmas love stories. Often times I find myself sitting on the couch next to her and watching them as well. In general the stories all have about the same story line, two people meet and at first it seems like they are from two totally different worlds, but then as the movie progresses, they fall in love with each other.

I Want a Husband Who Desires God

Coria Brock

November 21, 2022

The moment I found Christ (the right way to say that should be that He found me), He healed me both physically and emotionally. I fell crazily in love with Him and desired to know Him more than anything – including my own life. I opened a Bible and studying it word by word. I rented all the movies which I thought may help me to know Him more. Every single second ....

Staying on Course

Christopher Brock

October 21, 2022

I have recently seen multiple articles talking about divorce in a different way than I had before. Now, I would say that most of the time I have read about the topic of divorce, the overwhelming number of divorces that are discussed are in marriages that are less than ten to fifteen years old. However, these recent articles have highlighted a fairly recent increase in the number of divorces which occur between ​....

Faith, Hope, and Love

Coria Brock

September 21, 2022

When the Word of God said, “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13, NLT) He did not mean that it was true only for certain things. Instead, it is true in every aspect of life including the marriage relationship. One day, two strangers came across each other and they recognized something in each other that was different than others they knew.

The Sanctity of Marriage

Christopher Brock

August 21, 2022

“Let marriage be held in honor….” This is a statement found in the Word of God and it comes with a warning as well. It tells us that God will judge those who fail to do this. Why is it that marriage should be held in honor? What it is about this relationship that makes it so special? When God created human beings, He created them to have relationship with Himself. He desires to have relationship with each and ....

Growing Old Together and Being One for Eternity

Coria Brock

July 21, 2022

What do you expect when you say yes to marry a person you love? To enjoy life together? To build a family? To have someone committed to be here so that you will never be alone? And, if you know and believe in the Word of God, you may also understand that a marriage is a reflection of the love between Christ and His church. So then, you will expect that your marriage is for the glory ....

Who Fulfills You?

Christopher Brock

June 21, 2022

I am not fulfilled by my wife. And, I can say with certainty that my wife would tell you that I do not fulfill her. Now, for those who read this that do not know my wife and I you might immediately be concerned for our marriage and start to think that we have pretty deep marital issues. But here is the cold hard truth....

My Buddy

Coria Brock

May 21, 2022

My husband and I had a conversation shortly after we got married. He told me that seemed liked quite a while since he had last seen his best friend. I asked him, “Who is your best friend?” He gave me the name and after I gave it a thought I said, “What makes someone be your best friend?” He answered me like this....

A Marriage That Projects The Image of Christ

Christopher Brock

April 21, 2022

321 is not only the name of this ministry, but it also carries a very sincere meaning for my wife and I. On March 21, 2015 Coria and I were married. My father, Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr. officiated the ceremony and it was a blessed day. This day was not chosen because it sounded good or because ​

Marriage Vows

Coria Brock

March 21, 2022

Here the Word of God for all those who believe in Jesus…”For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church…” (Ephesians 5:23, NASB) and “This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:32, NASB)

Physical Intimacy in Marriage

Christopher Brock

February 21, 2022

One of the things that clearly sets the Biblical marriage apart from other human relationships is the physical intimacy that exists in it. One of the fundamental designs for the relationship between the husband and wife is that they are to have sex with one another. The act of sexual intercourse is the most intimate physical relationship

Trinity Two Become One

Coria Brock

January 21, 2022

321 is the name of this ministry and it is also the date that God appointed for my wedding – March 21st. Why is this date/number so special? Someone told me that 321 means Trinity, two become one. Two, a husband and a wife, become one with God be our center....

Two Is Better Than One

Christopher Brock

December 21, 2021

Over the past few years as my wife and I have been working together for the Lord there is one thing that I have found to be completely true. There are talents and gifts that God has given to me, and there are talents and gifts that God has given to my wife. We both can function in those gifts independently, but when we use our gifts in conjunction with each other...

Be Respectful

Coria Brock

November 21, 2021

​In the culture I grew up in, people use to have an activity before the wedding in which the groom had to complete a challenge in order to be able to marry the bride in the wedding ceremony. Then, after the wedding ceremony, members of the bridal party would prepare more tasks for the bride and groom to complete. The aim of this activity is simply – for fun. After I moved to United States​...

Forgiveness In a Marriage

Christopher Brock

October 21, 2021

​When I look at the vast majority of marriages, I can see that one thing is true, they almost all start out with the intention and desire of being successful. I don’t believe anyone enters a marriage relationship believing that it is going to end in divorce. After the wedding is over and life starts as a husband and wife the reality of the work it takes to make a marriage work starts to set in.

Do Not Wait Until It Is Too Late

Coria Brock

September 21, 2021

Have you ever heard the term “Balloon Effect”? I am not talking about the drug policy in United States, instead, a safe guard about relationships. Here we are applying it in the marriage relationship. Most counselors will simply say it is “bad communication” between a husband and a wife.

Being Honest With Our Spouse

Christopher Brock

August 21, 2021

What do you think about when you hear the word honesty? I believe that for most people we will immediately think about telling the truth rather than telling a lie. When a person is an honest person, it means that person is a person who can be trusted. In order to truly trust a person, you must be able to believe that what is being spoken from their mouth .....

Unequally Yoked

Coria Brock

July 21, 2021

Marriage itself is a covenant, a commitment of love regardless of what may occur. As it is said, “For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.” Because of this, the devil will never stop trying to destroy any and all marriages, both of Christians and non-Christians. For Christian couples specifically, he knows that in Christ, death has no power over them and cannot “do them apart.” In him, the devil ....

Does God Really Mean That The Husband is The Head of The Wife?

Coria Brock

July 21, 2021

Let us begin this article with a question, "Does God really mean the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church?" If your answer is the same as mine, which is yes, then I would like to invite you to dig deeper with me and seek to understand what it means when it says that Christ is the head of the church.....

The Love of a Husband for His Wife

Christopher Brock

June 21, 2021

In the February 2021 edition of the Marriage column, I wrote about The Heart of Biblical Submission. In that article, I discussed the true meaning of what submission is and how it is often misinterpreted and misrepresented in modern society. With that said, with so much focus and controversy being placed upon that portion of scripture in Ephesians 5, it is often forgotten that there is also a whole section which talks about the Biblical responsibilities and role of the husband....

Loving With You Whole Heart

Coria Brock

May 21, 2021

I love to read the Bible with my husband, especially when we include the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives me understanding through thoughts and inspiration and this is part of a romantic moments that I experience as part of my daily life. I look forward for His whispering and His presence right where I am, He always finds me, and He is familiar with all my ways....

Maintaining Relationship, Not Cooperation

Christopher Brock

April 21, 2021

If there is one thing that has been often said about my wife and I is that we are doers. When there is something that needs to be done or when we have committed to do something, we are going to do it to the best of our ability as soon as we can. While I believe that the Lord has blessed us with that passion to work, and my wife has been blessed with a skill to organize our activities , it means that we often have many things to do and work on....

The Wife of Noble Character

Coria Brock

March 21, 2021

​By the will of God, I am serving in women’s ministry and have opportunities to engage with many women. One thing I have realized is that many of them do not know or do not want to talk about the “Wife” which is written about in Proverbs 31. This seems to be true no matter if they are married or single. If I need to make a conclusion about this, it would simply be that the mindsets of women are different. Because of that difference, the understanding of the....

The Heart of Biblical Submission

Christopher Brock

February 21, 2021

There is no doubt in my mind that I will likely receive a variety of comments and feedback concerning this article. Whenever this topic of brought up it would seem like it generates interested and garners some often passionate opinions. The structure of a home and family, as laid out by the Bible, is an image of the relationship and love that should exist between us and the Lord. So often however this structure is written off as old fashioned and out of touch....

I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love

Coria Brock

January 21, 2021

Recently, my husband did some work on a guitar that our friend had bought from a pawn shop. He did a full setup on it, cleaned it up, and replaced the strings. During the time, I noticed that he was using a cleaning cloth and cleaner to wipe down the guitar surfaces several times. He has helped work on many guitars, but this was more cleaning then I had seen him do on a guitar before. So, I asked him why he needed to do that and he replied by showing me the guitar....

Having a Biblical and Fulfilling Marriage

Christopher Brock

December 21, 2020

One of the biggest buzz words you will hear concerning marriages in these modern times is the word compatibility. It seems like so much focus is placed up being “compatible” with each other and if you are not compatible then that means that you are not going to have a happy marriage. The main definition is being compatible is with two or more things can exist or work together without conflict. Now let me be honest, my hope for my wife and I is not simply to exist without....

Remember Our First Love

Coria Brock

November 21, 2020

Have you abandoned the love you had at first? This will be a serious comment from the Son of God to His church – His bride (Revelation 2:4). This is also a question for those of us who are husband and wife. O how my heart is getting heavy while I think about this question. I am reviewing my heart asking myself, “Have I also abandoned the love I had for my husband at first?” From the time God showed me that He has a man for me to be my husband, I began praying for him....

Setting an Example of How Christ Love His Church

Christopher Brock

October 21, 2020

There is no question that children are a blessing from the Lord. When a husband and wife have children and begin to raise them there is also no question that there are many new and increased demands that they must carry. Now, not only do they have their relationship with the Lord to grow and their relationship with each other, they also have a relationship with their children. They are now responsible for the well-being and growth of their children. If you ask anyone....

A Wife' Prayer

Coria Brock

September 21, 2020

​First of all I want to ask a question, should we begin praying as a wife for our husband on the day that we marry them? Let us look at Genesis and see what we can learn from the story of Adam and Eve, “So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.” (2:21-22, NIV)

Harmony in The Family

Christopher Brock

August 21, 2020

What do most people think about when they think about a family? I believe that the truth is that for many people all across the world, that picture may be quite different. For me, I believe that the picture of a family is a group of people, who may be biologically or legally related or not, living their lives together and loving each other just as Christ loves them. The relationships are peaceful and the focus of each person is not upon their own happiness, but upon the happiness....

Biblical Intimacy In Marriage

Christopher Brock

June 21, 2020

​Whenever we hear the words intimacy and marriage used in the same sentence it is likely that our minds go to one conclusion… this is going to be about the sexual relationship between husband and wife. However, if that is the first conclusion that we come to then I believe that it points to one truth, we do not fully grasp what true Biblical intimacy is between a husband and a wife. With that in mind, what we are going to be talking about today is what real intimacy between ....

Seeing Me Through God's Eyes

Coria Brock

May 21, 2020

​This was my prayer, a prayer I made to God, “Abba, the man You have prepared for me, may he see me through Your eyes”. Then one day, a man who is the son of a pastor I am friends with from the US, messaged me through Facebook Messenger and sent invitation to be my friend on Facebook. This is the man who I have now been married to for five years, he is my husband and I am his wife. When we first met, we lived far apart, on opposite sides of the earth.

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