Communication is a true cornerstone to a successful and nourishing marriage. We must provide fruits of the spirit for it to grow in to a strong tree with roots so deeply rooted in God that when you see one spouse, you see the other and God everytime. (gal.5.22-26.niv But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.)
We must communicate not only with our spouse, but with God. He must be the head of your husband’s life, in order for you to submit to your husband as set in God’s word. Praying together and for each other will equip you to stand against the weapons of the enemy. Marriages have come under attack and it’s time to fight back. Know your weapons of mass destruction…PRAYER and GOD’S WORD!!
God, Love, Communication, Trust, Forgiveness, Committment, to just name a few are some key ingredients to a healthy marriage. Intentional Love is the willingness to not let anyone or anything come between each other. We take our issues to God first before friends and family.
Marriage should be cherished and not a quick fix to change the person we love. I said think because if you are trying to change someone before you say “I do”….you must ask yourself why are you saying “I do”. Marriage is a true commitment. It takes work every day. It’s like baking a cake…..you can make it look pretty on the outside, but it must be made with quality ingredients by the best baker ever, God! Time, love, patience go into making a delicious cake. Each ingredient must be added at just the right time and baked for a set amount of time to come out moist and not dry. Marriage is the same…..very delicate and takes time and perseverance to grow into all God has made it to be.
Sometimes we have to stop and remember why we married our spouse. Those butterflies aren’t dead….they need room to flourish deep within. Love grows and gets deeper. Take time to listen to the love song, look at a picture, or share a memory to bring back those feelings we all feel. We may have forgotten them from time to time.
We love our kids and families, but it’s time to put our Marriages back in the forefront of our lives.
Join me as my journey continues…….