So, the fire fighters say “Never leave your partner, especially in a fire”. I find it really interesting that they say that and I don’t see how it applies more than in a marriage.
The issue is what comes to mind when someone hears Fire! So, fire burns, consumes, destroys and refines. Yeah, refines, removes impurities and melts. Thus, we can rightfully call the fire, the refining period.
In a marriage, a possible fire is when someone’s anger boils while melting away the other’s confidence. This is destructive, don’t let it. You see, fires have many elements that must be present to sustain them. To take out any of the elements kills the fire.
Another possibility is when the union passes through the refining fire that builds perseverance, trust and character. See differences and challenges as fire that is going to strengthen, toughen and refine what you have, melting away all impurity.
You can’t successfully kill the fire alone; remember the fire-fighter’s principle in your trying times. Never leave your partner-in good times, rainy days or down times. Together, you’ll pull through, together you’ll glorify God, and together you’ll achieve more. That’s how God intended it.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?” Ecc. 4:9-11