I remember the night my husband proposed to me just like it was yesterday.
It was nothing fancy as I am not the fancy type. We were having a college study group at a mutual friend’s apartment on the campus of Washington State University.
I was busy preparing a Bible study for the college group we were a part of when Michael came over to me and asked me to marry him.
And of course, I said yes. I loved that it caught me off guard that it was simple and low-key. For me, it was perfect. We were engaged in October of 1999 and married in June of 2000.
And during those 8 months of our engagement, there is one habit that we formed together that I believe has been a key component to keeping our marriage strong: Scripture memorization.
Michael and I have watched as God has done miraculous things in our marriage as a by-product of hiding God’s Word in our hearts.
Today I want to share with you four of the many ways Scripture memory can help build a strong marriage!
1. It changes your heart and keeps you humble.
There is no denying that we all need to eat a piece of humble pie every now and then. And it is through God’s Word that we are able to see the true intent of our heart – which is a very humbling process.
Through our 17+ year Scripture memorization journey together we have watched the Lord show us who we really are, giving us the power to change the behaviors that are not pleasing to Him.
This is an important part of every marriage because in order to remain humble you must continue to look deep into your heart and be willing to change.