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Wine and Marriage

Wine and Marriage

If you have been married for any length of time, then you know your marriage can be tested at times.  If you have a problem-free marriage, then you are a rare breed!  I have been married to the same man for almost 40 years!  We came from different church denominations, different financial backgrounds, different social environments, and different generations of parents!

I was inspired by the Lord to write this illustration about what marriage is while I was preparing to publish my first bible study called In the Beginning: Genesis 1-11.

I would like to share this excerpt with you because I believe it perfectly describes the process of building a strong marriage!  My husband and I enjoy cooking, entertaining friends, and we know a little about wine!  Here is what the Lord inspired me to write in lesson 11 of In the Beginning: Genesis 1-11.

“It takes years for two peoples lives to meld into one.  There is a lot of give and take and growing and maturing to be done in a relationship.  There are five basic steps to producing a fine bottle of wine!  You could say producing a great married life is very similar.

First, you must harvest your mate.  Second, you must go through a crushing and pressing process.  This gets all the unrealistic ideas of what marriage is out of your mind.  Thirdly, there is a fermentation that occurs.  You both change from being selfish individuals to being selfless mates.  Fourth, you get a real clarity about what true marriage is and the benefits of a life partner; a true soul mate.  And fifth, you age together!  This process produces a fine marriage that has stood the test of time and is well worth the wait and work it took to produce it!”

I would love for you to leave a comment!  How has this blog post encouraged or inspired you in your marriage?


Janice Bobanis

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