Marriage and Family

Dewater 4

“As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the Lord is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 18:30

My heart sank this last week as I saw on social media, yet another marriage that has ended in divorce. As I hear about marriages like this one, where all outside appearances look like a happy and healthy marriage; I start reflecting on my own marriage and wonder how people get there. But you know, it doesn’t take long to come up with a list of things.

‘How to’ end up in divorce:

  1. Stop doing the things that got your spouse to love you in the first place
  2. Start doing things that get others to like you
  3. Stop looking at your spouse and fantasizing about him/her
  4. Start looking at other people along with fantasizing about them
  5. Stop complimenting your spouse
  6. Start complimenting another
  7. Stop putting your spouse first
  8. Start putting another first
  9. Stop taking refuge in God
  10. Start taking refuge in another

Wow! I don’t even like reading this list. Let’s make a better list.

How to Have a Happy and Healthy Marriage:

  1. Keep doing the things that got your spouse to love you in the first place.
  2. Keep your eyes and heart only for your spouse
  3. Keep complimenting your spouse only
  4. Keep putting your spouse first
  5. Keep taking refuge in God!

My encouragement for us this week: Follow the List of 5 Things for a Happy and Healthy Marriage.

What would you add to the list of “How to Have a Happy and Healthy Marriage”?

Have a Great Week!

**If you need help in your marriage, don’t wait. Seek help from the resources below or contact me and I will help you find an avenue for help.

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33