What Makes Marriage Work?
Part 5 Conclusion
As I wrap up this short series I want to first say, I barely scratched the surface on what makes Marriage work. But I did give you some great tips to start working on in and before getting married. Once again never forget these verses in Genesis:
Once again a key go-to verse in Genesis 2:23-24 New King James
And Adam said:
“This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Once you get married you become “1” which means you must think of each other in all things, decision making, finances, family plans, life plans, and more. It’s a big step but a wonderful journey.
The Other Key verses I leave with you is 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New Living Translation
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Love is key…
So here are some things that will hinder your marriage:
Unfaithfulness, Pride, Selfishness, Greed, Jealousy, Poor Communication, Lack of Respect, Laziness, Lack of Compassion
Things that will strengthen your Marriage
Love, Faithfulness, Respect, Teamwork, Unselfishness, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Self-Control, Good Communication
Both of these lists could be longer but my goal once again is to get you on the right path.
So in closing, I want to say hang in there, focus, love and cherish your spouse. Husbands love your wives, treat them well and be the hero they deserve. Wives do the same. If you put each other first every day you will see your marriage flourish. Parenting is also a teamwork effort, so work together and not against each other. Don’t be too proud to ask advice from others who are successfully married, those who are in it for the long haul. Trust me, getting advice from other married couples who have been married for 20, 30 even 40 years or more is very vital because you can glean from real relationships. And Lastly keep Jesus in the center of your relationship.
If you have any additional suggestions or questions feel free to write them in the comments section. Blessings and Love to you ALL
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