10 Reasons Why My Husband and I Are Best Friends

1. We can talk to one another about anything.

2. He’s committed to our relationship and is there for me when I need him.

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”. Proverbs 18:24

3. We point each other to Christ in every situation.

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. John 15:15

4. We hold one another accountable to God’s word.

5. We would die for the other.

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends”. John 15:13

6. We try and love one another like Christ loves us.

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”. John 15:12

7. We make each other better Christians.

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another”. Proverbs 27:17

8. Our faith and character is strengthened by the time we spend together.

“Be not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 1 Corinthians 15:33

9. We’ve loved each other through some rough times in our marriage.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity”. Proverbs 17:17

10. He’s not just my best friend but my mentor as well.

A great biblical example of friendship and mentorship can be found in the relationship between Ruth and Naomi specifically the following verses.

Ruth 1:16-17

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”

There’s a demonstration of the covenant of true friendship found in the following verse that give us insight into how great the bond of love can be between friends such as David and Jonathan.

1 Samuel 18:1-3

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul…then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.

As husbands and wives we are called to cleave and become knit together with our spouse in marriage.

If you are not as close to your spouse as you’d desire I want to pray for you.

God does not want us to live in a marriage full of strife, distance and separation. He wants our souls to be knit together as tightly as His is knit to Christ’s and the Holy Spirit.

God wants you to experience a oneness with your spouse that will cause onlookers to understand the connection between Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

If you are not as connected to your spouse as you desire I admonish you to go before to Lord to find out why.

Pray that He will expose everything in your marriage that is cultivating division and then surrender to Gods leading as He helps you mend your marriage.

Comments

  1. amber thomas says

    How did the two of you develop such a Godly marriage and what are steps my husband and I can take to achieve the same? Also, if you don’t mind me asking, what are some activities you and your husband do when yall spend time together?

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @amber thomas, We developed a better marriage when decided to stop trying to fix the other with suggestions and criticisms. We focused more on our time alone with God and our knowledge of Hid word. We started reading our Bible everyday to make sure we were communicating with God through His written word in addition to just time talking to Him. My husband is my nest friend but it took time for use to get there. Time with God helped both of us to see the other the way that God sees us. Building a great marriage takes time but if you both focus on God rather than putting so much emphasis on one another it will give you a totally different perspective. As far as spending time together…we basically date like normal people. We both like to travel so we’ll go out of town for a weekend. I find that a change of scenery is always inspiring. We also like trying new foods so we look for new cuisine to try. Movies are big with us too. If we are watching our budget (which we do often) we’ll rent a movie, make our favorite meal and get dessert.

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  2. says

    I <3 this site. I'm taking notes for when I'm married.

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @djrelat7,

    Thanks djrelat7. I hope you are enjoying yourself poolside or did you say you were oceanside in your facebook comment? Whichever, enjoy!! You deserve it. You’re one of the hardest working women in this business and savvy as all get out. <3

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