Things That Can Help Our Marriages

April 7, 2009 — Leave a comment

Here are some random thoughts on things we can do to protect our marriages:

 

1.      We must build our marriages on God’s Word.

·         Genesis 2:18-24

·         I Corinthians 13: 4-13

·         Ephesians 5: 22-33

·         Colossians 3:18-4:1

 

2.      We must work to fall in love after the wedding.

·         There will be times when you don’t feel in love with your spouse.

·         You must make an effort to fan the flame, or risk losing the fire.

 

3.      Romance, Romance, and more Romance

·         Do something at least monthly for your spouse.

·         It worked while you were dating and it is crucial to keep love alive.

 

4.      We must view love as a privilege and not an obligation (Have to vs. Get to).

·         It’s all in your attitude.

·         Do you “have to” spend time with your spouse, or do you “get to”?

 

5.      Marriage is not 50/50.  It’s 100/100.  If both spouses give 100%, they will survive on the excess during the hard times.

·         You must be willing to give yourself to your marriage.

·         There is no place for selfishness in marriage.

 

6.      It is crucial that love is expressed.

·         There is no place for “assumed love” in marriage.

·         When you feel love. . . say it. . .and then say it again.

 

7.      Learn the art of covenant keeping

·         Marriage is a vow made before God.

·         True joy is found in keeping the marriage covenant.

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