The Marriage Triangle (Eph. 5:21-32)

This passage of the Scripture is quite a mouthful related to marriage, and how God is prominently featured in the success of such a relationship. This is the notion of the marriage triangle.

In the disciplines of psychology and family studies, however, triangulation is not a welcomed notion. In fact, it is a bad word. In the context of these disciplines, triangulation describes how one person manipulates the relationship between two other persons by controlling the conversation. But in this passage, when God is the third element in a marriage relationship, such a triangle is a welcomed relief that serves as a salve and glue to heal and unite any marriage relationship.

For the marriage triangle to work, both husband and wife must be willing to submit to God. And submitting to God means having the willingness to operationalize the ethics of God’s kingdom in our marriage relationship—patience, kindness, forgiveness, joy, peace, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. If you are married, this is the framework we wish for your marriage. Embrace this reality and experience what God meant for every marriage relationship to have.