In the book of Ruth we have traced how the blessings of God’s refuge flowed to the young Moabite widow through the generous love of the man who would become her husband … Boaz.
In this we see God’s plan: our marriages are to be a reflection of the love God has for His own.
This view of marriage as a “refuge” for both husband and wife demands that we be intentional about strengthening our marriage covenant. Marriages are not self-sustaining; they must be nourished and cared for with great precision if they are to be places of safety and satisfaction.
Last weekend we looked at the first “wall” of a refuge marriage: acceptance. We defined this as “being more willing to forgive than to hold a grudge.” This weekend we will look at affection and consider it as the practical extension of love aimed at preserving and promoting marital union and communion.