“Happy are they, who in the matter of marriage observe three rules,” says J. C. Ryle (May 10, 1816 to June 10, 1900).
The three rules, according to JC Ryle, are:
“The first is to marry one in the Lord, and after prayer for God’s approval and blessing.”
“In the Lord” (1 Cor. 7:39b) means a person who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, who received Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior and strives to follow Christ every day. The word of God says: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:16)
JC Ryle continues with the second and third rules:
“The second is not to expect too much from their partners, and to remember that marriage is, after all, the union of two sinners, and not of two angels.
The third rule is to strive first and foremost for one another’s sanctification. The more holy married people are, the happier they are.”
Hmm! How true that is! ///