We are Gene and Jon Abercrombie. Two brothers from the same mother. We decided to start this page to help others on their journey towards an amazing marriage. Our marriages aren’t perfect, but we all have hearts for the Lord and we all truly desire to have marriages that God looks at and smiles!
Our society would have us believe that marriage is only beneficial as long as you are getting something you want or need from the relationship. Once you stop getting that need met, you’re free to go. Free to go, free to divorce, and free to re-marry or date around, or whatever makes you happy. This mindset saddens us. It shows the roots of a lot of marital issues that we see today. Those roots are pride and selfishness.
We believe that God has designed marriage to be a picture of the Gospel. Wives represent a picture of the church and husbands represent a picture of Christ to the world (Ephesians 5:21-32). Through this passage, we get a basic outline for what a godly, marriage covenant, should look like. The awesome thing is, a marriage that God finds pleasing, is very attainable. The major component that makes a solid marriage possible, is God! God Himself has to be the “glue that holds our marriages together.”
- “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (v. 21)
- “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church.” (v. 22-23)
- “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (v. 25)
- “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery — but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (v. 31-33)
It is our prayer that the information and the resources provided on this site will help you gain a better perspective on what God had in mind when He created the Marriage Covenant.
Having a successful marriage takes work, but it is doable. God has given us the tools we need to make our Marriage Covenant mirror His expectations for Christ and the church. We have His Word and His example throughout the Bible to help guide us along the way.
We look forward to working hard with you through this marital journey!
Here are two short bios to help share a little bit about our lives with you!I think Jessica and I both knew from the moment we met there was something special between us. That was seventeen years ago, and there’s never been a doubt in my mind that God brought the two of us together that day at the drink machine in the kitchen of the Official All Star Café in Myrtle Beach, SC. We’ve enjoyed the last thirteen years as husband and wife, and are blessed with two wonderful children. Like all marriages, we’ve had our ups and downs, we’ve made mistakes, and we’ve faced challenges, but we’ve persevered, overcome, and learned a lot along the way, resulting in a bond that can never be broken. Our desire is to honor and glorify God through our marriage, and to be godly examples for our children to pattern their lives, and eventually their marriages, after. We are excited about the opportunity to share our marriage covenant with you, and look forward to the journey ahead with prayerful anticipation.
My wife, Nicole, and I met online in 2008. We had a slow start, chatting occasionally, but nothing more than friendly conversations. I’d offer to meet for coffee every once in a while and Nicole would act like she missed that part of our conversation. Long story short, we eventually met at a weeknight church service in Mount Pleasant, SC. I asked her to go out on a date with me the next day and about 1.5 years later, we were married and now we have 1 little girl and another child on the way!! Our relationship seemed to move effortlessly once we started dating. We knew God brought the two of us together! Nicole was seeking the Lord in her own walk, and I was doing the same when we met. God brought our paths together in His timing and in His own way. Since we have been together, God has put a burden on our hearts for married couples. We want to see marriages thrive! We know that marriages thrive when both husband and wife keep God at the center of their lives and especially their marriage! We look forward to joining with you in our journey to live out our marriage and family unit the way God intended us to!