The Only One


[Cherishing each other] is the melody that makes a marriage sing. – Gary Thomas (Writer in Residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas)

Key Bible Verse: As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women. (Song of Solomon 2:2, ESV)

Dig Deeper: 

If you want to be fully satisfied in your marriage, if you want your wife to feel cherished, then mentally treat your wife like Eve. Let her be, in your mind, in that way, the only woman in the world. Say with King Solomon, “My dove, my perfect one, is the only one” (Song of Songs 6:9, ESV).

Remember that day when your bride walked down the aisle and you lost your breath seeing your woman in all her glory, marching forward to give herself to you? No one else existed for you at that moment. No other woman came to mind. Everyone else was background furniture compared to the glorious bride who was about to become your wife.

This doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It can be a daily reality. To cherish our wives this way, we have to mentally choose to not look at any other woman that way. I prayed early on in my marriage: “Lord, let my wife define beautiful to me. Let her be the standard for what I find most attractive.” God has answered this prayer. However [my wife] is, is what I am most attracted to.

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