Why Marriage Matters

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“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it.Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”  ~ Max Lucado

As a Christian woman and a wife, I believe in the sanctity of marriage as ordained by God—the official union between a man and a woman.

In today’s culture, many people consider marriage archaic. I’ve read many articles about couples in Hollywood getting engaged but refusing to get married until marriage is equal for everyone.

Holy matrimony—ordained by God—isn’t everyone’s choice. When God created marriage, he designed it as a union between a man and a woman.

As our world falls away from traditional values and embraces worldly behaviors, we need to encourage others to preserve the sanctity of marriage. 

Those closest to me know my core values. They know I embrace promises of hope and happily ever after. For me, happily ever after means being married to a heroic husband who honors, loves and cherishes me as God intended.

Since I express myself better through words, I’ve chosen to mark Mondays on my blog as Why Marriage Matters. My voice isn’t loud, but I can share my words with others.

And I invite you to share your words, as well.

Each week I will host guest bloggers sharing why marriage matters to them. I’d love to hear from men and women, married or single. If you and your spouse would like to co-write a post, I’d love to host your shared post. 

Please follow these guidelines to stay within the theme of why marriage matters: 

  • Posts should be focused on some aspect of why marriage matters to you. You may speak of love, marriage, family or relationships, no matter if you’re male or female, married or single. 
  • Please keep your posts to 400 words or less.
  • Please conclude your post by asking an open-ended question to engage readers in conversation.
  • If you’re able, reply to comments left on your post within the week of your scheduled date.
  • Please include the following with your post:
    • A photo of you and your spouse, if you’re married. If you’re single, a photo I can use with your blog post.
    • Favorite scripture or quote that fits with the theme of your post.
    • Brief bio (around 75 words)
    • If you are a published writer, you’re welcome to share your current book cover & back cover copy for additional publicity.
  • Please send your post and necessary info to me a week before your scheduled due date. 

If you would like to write a guest Why Marriage Matters post, please leave a comment with your email so I can contact you for scheduling, or you may email me at lisa at lisajordanbooks dot com and put Why Marriage Matters Guest Post in the subject line. 

Your Turn: Why does marriage matter to you?

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  1. Gabrielle Meyer

    Lisa, I love that you’re dedicating Mondays to Why Marriage Matters. Just this morning I was reading in James and he said: faith without deeds is dead. It made me think about what I’m sharing on my blog – am I willing to write about those tough, controversial subjects that might ruffle feathers? I believe writing about those issues is one of the deeds God is calling me to. Thank you for the reminder! I can’t wait to read about Why Marriage Matters here on Mondays!

    • Lisa Jordan

      Gabe, I’m not a huge feather ruffler, but lately I’ve been so turned off by secular comments about marriage. Maybe it’s because I have a strong marriage and want to preserve that. And encourage others who are seeking stronger marriages.

  2. Melissa Tagg

    Hey Lisa, I’m a little late reading this…sorry! But I love the idea behind your series. My parents’ marriage alone is enough reason for me to feel marriage is important…I see the way they honor God by honoring each other…and it pretty much rocks. 🙂

    • Lisa Jordan

      Melissa, I love how your parents’ marriage has had such a positive impact on your life. You have a great model for your own marriage when it’s time.

  3. Mai Bateson

    I’m beginning to like Mondays now 😉 I’m looking forward to read from your guest bloggers why marriage matters to them. I’m excited! 🙂