KEEPING YOUR MARRIAGE HEALTHY

2019 – MONDAY 24 JUNE

KEEPING YOUR MARRIAGE HEALTHY

MAKE IT YOUR HIGHEST PRIORITY
When you make your marriage and your family your highest priority in life – you understand the heart of God.
Having built churches – and then moved on – I have witnessed how quickly people forget you.
However your wife and family are still by your side – entering the new season with you.

COMMIT TO ONE ANOTHER FOR LIFE
Commit to your marriage as a covenant before God. Sadly today even Christian leaders have treated marriage as an agreement of convenience.
Even worse is the notion that simply living together can be blessed of God.

REDEEM YOUR PARTNER
Take responsibility to pray the blessing and favour of God upon your partner. Stop praying for God to change them – and ask God to change you – to love them more.

YOU HAVE TO SAY THE RIGHT THINGS
Men don’t like being soft and gentle and saying all the mushy stuff.
However when you learn to encourage – nourish and cherish your partner with your words – everything changes.

YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT
Don’t be stingy with your family.
Pay for their happiness.
Steward your money well to provide family holidays – big nights out – special gifts – celebrations etc.

THE TRUTH HURTS
Transparency is everything. Speaking the truth in love – relates to marriage first and foremost.
Don’t stew on things – share them even if there are a few sparks at the time.
Forgive quickly.

SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD TOGETHER
One partner is not the star and the other the support.
If it doesn’t bring joy to both partners – it will bring division – no matter how spiritual you look.
Find areas of common joy and compliment one another.
To suggest your role is more spiritual than your partners – is simply pride.

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