The purpose of a marital union between husband and wife is not to seek to dominate or to find one’s own comfort but to glorify God in unity and compassion. Marriage conflict and misbehavior can cause us to turn away from God and hinder God's blessing, mercy, and grace. The foundation and beauty of our Christian life depends on the inner beauty of our character. God's Word emphasizes inner beauty over outer beauty. The Word of God says that a wife should be submissive to her husband and that the husband should treat his wife with love and be considerate. The only way to achieve a truly happy marriage is to follow God's Word.