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"Leave & Cleave"

 


Henry Ford, founder of the Ford empire, was a hard-working, simple man. At his 50th wedding anniversary, he was asked by a reporter, "How do you account for your happy marriage?" Henry did not hesitate for a moment before he replied, "By sticking to the first model!"

When God brought Eve to Adam to be his wife, He declared, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh," Genesis 2:24. The Hebrew word for "leave" means "to relinquish, to loosen." "Cleave" means "to adhere, to be glued and to stick."

In Matthew 19:5, Christ affirmed Genesis 2:24, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." This is repeated in Ephesians 5:31. Marriage is the abandonment of all others and the joining of self to one another.

This month, my hubby, Brian, and I will celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. I am so blessed to have such a kind, caring, gentle, Christian man to share life with. “I have found the one whom my soul loves” Song of Solomon 3:4

Many Blessings!

 

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