“Let the wife see that she respects and reverence her husband that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates and esteems him and that she defers to him, praises him and loves and admires him exceedingly.” (Ephesians 5:33 Amp.)
“Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord.” (Psalm 45:11)
“For husbands, this means love your wives’ just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.” (Ephesians 5:25 NLT)
Whether you are preparing for marriage, you are already in a very healthy marriage, or hanging on by the thread and at the point of considering divorce, you do not want to miss this blogs’ month long series on ‘Relationship Enrichment, Marriage Rescue and Practical Principles for Healthy Living after Divorce.’
because it’s the month in which we celebrate the priest, the king, the prince and provider (Fathers) in the home, but because it’s the month in which my love life was once at a peek, having said “I do” years ago to a man that I loved. True we have gone our separate ways but, it’s always a time when I would give thought to what our lives would have been like had we not taken that path. But valuable lessons have been learned, I have a testimony of survival and hope that I would continue to share with others.
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As much as possible, the timeless truth of God’s word and true stories will be infused into the different articles in this series, to inspire and encourage you, while giving you renewed hope that will fill your life and relationship with the richness of God’s grace and mercy.
God created us to be a part of His wonderful family to have a first class loving relationship with Him first and foremost and for us to have a healthy relationship with each other, and our significant other.
But first let’s be honest. We struggle at times in our relationship, in our marriage. Couples want a stronger marriage, but most often don’t know how to take the first step towards it. A marriage, even if it is having difficulties do not always have to end in divorce. Problems can be solved, it is not always the case that it is irreconcilable.
A part of the struggle as human beings is wanting to do things the way we’ve always done it. Our culture and our environment often times supports our ideology and we are not willing and ready to change, unless that is, something happens (bad or good) or someone comes along and forces you out of your routine and bring you unto a new path.
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Learning a new nature is a process and it will take longer than a month to transform your relationship and your marriage, but it is a long enough time to re-establish your path. We learn by repetition – by consistently repeating a behaviour and so here is the first challenge:
1) Be consistently kind to the other person every day – never underestimate the power of kindness in your marriage relationship. It might sound simple but one act of kindness or several acts of kindness each day will light a spark and eventually a rich flame of passion back in you marriage.
2) Make a conscious effort to worry and ‘nag’ each other less and pray more together every day – worrying and nagging are both dream killers and destroyers of marriages. Prayer on the other hand is a very intimate and important act that a couple can engage themselves in. Prayer is like the blood that flows through your heart and the rest of your body to give you life and bring the peace of God into your life. If prayer is absent then death of a marriage is inevitable.
“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6 KJV)
3) Build each other up with your words, say nothing negative – Perhaps you have been saying negative things to your spouse but this time, for the sake of rescuing your marriage relationship, say absolutely nothing negative to your significant other. If you find that you cannot something positive to him/her, then it’s best that you say nothing at all. Be willing to say I am sorry the moment you slip up. Anger is permissible according to God’s word, but never let the sun go down on your wrath. Never let the seed of anger take root in your life or marriage.
So what do you think? Are you in on this journey with me and committed to taking the challenge? You have nothing to lose but something to gain on this journey. Leave your comments or inbox me on how you are doing via firstname.lastname@example.org
True love has no expiration date!
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