"Those whom God has united together, let no interfere."

""Do not touch my chosen people, and do not hurt my prophets."

The success of ministry can be directly associated with the success of the marriage. This is not just in appearance, for anyone can present a united front in public and still have much division at home. Therefore, the first emphasis in ministry should be at home.

Right before the announcement of the bride and groom being married, the statement above is declared. It, however, assumes that it would be outside the couple without giving the notion that interference can  come from within. If God has joined together the couple, really nothing should cause interference. That is not the suggestion of being without problems. It is just a strong belief that no problem is without solution.

All marriages hit rough spots. It is especially difficult with marriages involved in ministry at any level. Is the marriage a compliment or a competition?  The unfortunate reality is that many marriages in ministry are not complimentary but very competitive, spouse vs. the ministry.  So again, the reality of success in the marriage is not based on outside forces but forces within. The scripture above eludes to attacks from the outside. But consider friendly fire. Consider collateral damage. Those involved in marriage and ministry should be in position to engage in the Godly.

Therefore, consider this: If two will not pray together, two shouldn't lay together! My parents demonstrated before me and my five other siblings what a marriage that was complimentary looked like. The ministry was successful because they prayed together daily. The prayer is for all couples who desire to please God is simply this: that your success in life will be under girded by a prayerful life as a couple pleasing God.


Garnita L. James
12/19/2012 2:10pm

Interesting! I enjoyed reading this and look forward to more. Keep it up. You have a lot of keen insight to what is needed. Thanks.

05/24/2013 8:32am

Nice post. I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work.


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    Frederick Joseph McCullough is a pastor, husband, and father. His passion is people. His contributions and discussion are designed to edify the people of God as well as those who are seeking the truth. He is the Founder and CEO of FJM Ministries International. He, his wife Courtnee, and their son, Frederick, II, live in St. Louis, MO where he pastors The Wayman Church of St. Louis. Be blessed indeed!


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