I have been watching the trend of the term Power Couples for the past several years. I've noticed that the definition changes based upon who is defining the term. Originally, it was a term that was given to Couples who seemed to have a Fairytale Romance. The Couple would be people of influence, especially to those around them with jaw-dropping good looks and would seemingly have the perfect relationship with their significant other. The most common type of Power Couple is given to famous people like Beyonce' and Jay-Z or Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. I love both of those Couples and would definitely agree. It's not easy to live out your life on a stage in front of the entire world while drowning out the opinions of people you will never even meet, but because they are a fan or a follower, they think they know you.
May I submit to you, that the term Power Couple is not new terminology. After all, if you really look at it, the very first Power Couple was Adam and Eve who started out their relationship with everything a Married Couple could ever want in the Garden of Eden. Until Eve was deceived by the serpent and they were evicted. There was Abraham and Sarah, who were an older Power Couple, desperate to have a child. Sarah tried to fix the situation by soliciting a Surrogate Mother, jealousy erupted and you know what happened next. In the end, God's Promises were still fulfilled. How about Jacob and Rachel? Jacob was willing to work for 14 years just to marry his One True Love, Rachel. Even after being subjected to trickery from his Father-in-Law, Jacob and Rachel became a Power Couple in the end.
I saw a quote that read, "When Boaz saw Ruth, she was working, not twerking." Boaz was attracted to Ruth's exceptional loyalty, they fell in love, married and became the Grandparents to King David. Then we have the Bride and Groom in the Song of Solomon. If you are still unclear about the difference between Intimacy and Ecstasy in Christian Marriages, the Song of Solomon is an erotic poem that traces one relationship from meeting to courtship to consumation. I know some people may not want to acknowledge sex in relationship to the Bible, but it is truly an intricate part. And finally, but certainly not the least or the last, Mary and Joseph. A Carpenter whose Virgin Bride was chosen to carry and birth the Messiah...Our Messiah...Jesus Christ. Hands-down, in my opinion, they were the most Influential Power Couple of them all.
There is so much we can learn from looking at different relationships in terms of #SquadGoals to becoming a Power Couple. In my opinion, Power Couples are happy and cannot be without each other. They are two of a kind who can make it through whatever. They have ups and downs but always manage to make it work. Anything can happen, but the two are inseparable. Power Couples are very Loving Couples who made it through storms and still find their way back to each other. They are forever, no matter what.
Chef was sitting on the side of the bed early one morning. I could tell something was bothering him. Husbands don't really like to talk about their feelings. They usually prefer to just try and figure situations out by themselves. Not really knowing what to say, the Holy Spirit told me to tell him this, "I see the King in You." He looked up at me and said, "Wow." From that moment forth, his disposition changed from one of sadness and uncertainty to one of joy, hope and confidence. Wives, ask the Holy Spirit for guidance on how to Speak Life into Your Own Husband. Romans 8:26 KJV states, "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
In looking briefly into the lives of Power Couples, there is a commonality. When your relationship is built on the Solid Rock which is Jesus Christ, it can overcome any obstacle the devil tries to throw your way. After all, you agreed before God and Man, "For better or for worse. In sickness and in health. Until death due us part." All of these relationships have Love, Joy, Struggle, Pain, Promises broken and Promises kept, but because the two have truly become one, they will always rise to the challenge of being a Power Couple with the help of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Romans 13:1 KJV states, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."
So to settle the debate about who is or isn't a Power Couple, having a Marriage that is Ordained by God because there are no powers that be except by Him, makes you The Ultimate Power Couple.
The Chef and The Ref, as we are more affectionately called, are just two individuals who God joined together in the Spirit and then in the Natural to walk through the challenges of life together. We have been married for 27 years and have four amazing children. We get many calls, text and emails asking us questions about a variety of topics as it relates to marriage. This blog was inspired by the Holy Spirit and an answer to the growing demand of couples who inquire about our experiences in marriage as it relates to their own. We do not make any claims of being anything more than two sinners, saved by grace who wanted to give couples an opportunity to have safe conversations that will make their marriage stronger. The Chef and The Ref are both licensed and ordained Ministers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ who wanted to create a safe platform for married couples to converse about a variety of topics.