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The main focus and intention of God for marriage is that the couple bond. Bonding is a strong word and we need to take note of it.

The whole essence of marriage is that the husband and wife bond together, spirit, soul and body.

That’s why a man will leave his own father and mother. He marries a woman, and the two of them become like one person.

Gen 2:24 CEV

Bonding is both a spiritual act and a process.

It is God that takes care of the spiritual aspect. The process aspect of bonding is our responsibility to fulfill.

Both the husband and wife have various and different role to achieving bonding – a state of becoming one flesh, as a person.

I will like to mention 3 secret that helps us in becoming one flesh continuously.

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1. Proximity
2. Jeru trip
3. Food

1. Proximity
If bonding and one flesh is to be achieved, then couples will have to be close to each other.
The first step to bonding is ‘leaving to cleave’. There must be a physical cleaving. Husband and wife should be close to each other.

Every opportunity to be together should be maximized. Couple need to fight against whatever might want to keep them separate.

Some jobs are anti marriage. They don’t value or respect your marriage vows.

You have to make choices and honor what God honors.
Some promotions and transfer should be rejected and God will honor us for choosing God rather than wealth or riches or the worlds standard.

My mum had opportunity to travel out for a nursing job, but she refused. She said she would rather stay with her young family than leave us vulnerable and exposed.

Thank God for her sacrifice then, we are a product of her sacrifice.

As couples, we have to pay the price for proximity.

There are some transfer or staying apart that are very necessary. You must be willing to make sacrifices and go the extra mile to ensure you are close. (Just be led by God’s Spirit.)

You must be willing to spend more money on calling each other everyday, do video calls.

Some couples are near yet far from each other.
Be on the same page with your husband. Don’t take each other for granted. It is a continuous working to keep both husband and wife together.

Let our aim in our marriage be ‘to become one flesh’ and the Lord will help us in Jesus name.

God bless our marriage.

I become one flesh with my spouse.

Lord, grant me understanding to take this up as my priority above all else.

Gen 2:24 CEV That’s why a man will leave his own father and mother. He marries a woman, and the two of them become like one person.

Begin to work at being close with each other.

Gen 2

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