Marriage in Christ (Christian Marriage) is a God-given
Gift to those who experience it as our dear Lord meant it to
be from the first day He created Man and Woman. Holy
Matrimony (marriage in Christ), one of the main sacraments
of the Church, is a true “miracle” whereby two people
become “one” IN and WITH our Lord Jesus Christ by means of
the Holy Spirit that unites them during the Church Wedding
Prayers. So when the Christian couples realize this, they are
able to enjoy all the spiritual fruits of the Holy Spirit and live a
state of Heaven on earth in love, joy, peace and
Marriage in Christ is a Holy Bond that is meant to be a
life-long pledge and commitment. It is a Bond that binds the
couple together and that binds the couple to Christ in an
endless communion of Holy Life and Companionship.
Marriage in Christ is a narrow gate to the Kingdom of
Heaven by which the husband and wife give up all the
negative attitudes of pride, hypocrisy, selfishness, greed and
inequity. Marriage in Christ is an enormous school of Christian
virtue where each of the united couple get a chance to learn
all about patience, respect, humility, self-denial, meekness,
faithfulness, wisdom and forgiveness.
Marriage in Christ is totally different from any other
“away from Christ”. Those who marry “in Christ” get an
amazing opportunity of plunging into the endless ocean of
love, grace and blessings; while those who marry outside Him
live in a continuous futile struggle against the waves of
anxiety, fear, lust and hatred.
Marriage in Christ is a Holy Life where kids grow to
cherish such an incredible blessing so that they may grow to
look forward to a similar life and to be the perfect bride and
groom to be.
I am indeed honored to dedicate this book to my dear
wife, Sherin who has been a true Heavenly blessing and gift to
me as a real Christian wife and a real “a suitable helper”
(Genesis 2:18). She has taught me a lot about the virtues
that a marriage partner should possess. I am indebted to our
Lord Jesus Christ for granting me such a precious wife!
I am also grateful to Dr. Inas Barsoum for her help in
developing this book and arranging its material.
May our Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless all our
homes making of them houses of prayer, purity &blessings for
His Glory forever and ever through the prayers of our dear
father and Pope, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. Amen
F. Daoud Lamei