Spiritual Connection: Having a Proverbs 31 Marriage

By Gary Thomas
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The Proverbs 31 woman and her husband exemplify godliness and earnest commitment to God and to each other.

The term power couple is often used to describe a husband and wife who seem to have it all. They’re typically wealthy, smart, sophisticated, influential, and they dress well. The media exalt politicians and lawyers or movie producers and actors, and these powerful people turn heads. Sadly, sometimes these couples make headlines because of moral failures.

In Proverbs 31 we find a very different sort of husband and wife. They complement each other perfectly because they share a spiritual depth. The wife’s influence is so powerful that her husband and family can’t help but praise her (verse 28). The husband is equally worthy of admiration: “Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land” (verse 23). He meets with the leaders to give advice and help people solve their problems. His wife also provides wise instruction and is faithful in all the roles and responsibilities God has given her: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue” (verse 26).

What a terrific example this ancient couple is for modern-day marriages. Because of their godliness and earnest commitment to God and to each other, their love is amplified. Men and women around them can’t help but notice, and their relationship stands the test of time.

A holy couple, joined in marriage, studying God’s Word together, can slowly become a spiritual force in a world that desperately needs spiritually strong people. Can you imagine this kind of spiritual connection in your own marriage? Bible reading is one of the best ways to head in that direction.

© 2015 Gary Thomas. Originally published on FocusOnTheFamily.com.

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About the Author

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is an international speaker and best-selling, award-winning author whose books include Pure Pleasure, Holy Available and Sacred Marriage. He has also written numerous articles for several prominent national magazines. Gary and his wife, Lisa, reside in Texas and have three children. You can learn more about Gary by visiting his website, www.garythomas.com.

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