God is THE PROTECTOR! He states that nothing can separate us from Him. It is His nature. He does it Perfectly, Consistently without ceasing. He protects us from the consequences of our completely self destructive nature. Without him we are completely defenseless, unprotected. With Him we are the victors, more that conquerors. If this is what our Father God does through Jesus the Groom then as imitators of Him, this is what we are to do also in our marriage. God parallels marriage to the relationship of the church to Him. It is of divine design!!
When we follow our scripts (or scripture) we will provid protection to one another and ourselves. That was God’ purpose, to help us protect our vulnerabilites. Read this section of scripture and meditate on the truth and action of protection.
Ephesians 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.