Making Marriage Work It Takes Two
Making marriage work always takes two (2) people. It is difficult and I would say virtually impossible to have a great marriage when both spouses are not doing everything it takes to make things work.
There are certain elements that must be present and active by both parties on a consistent basis, they are the following:
- Constantly remember why you liked each other in the first place.
- Submit yourselves one to another.
- Pray for each other.
- What qualities did he/she have that peaked your interest when you met?
- What made you think this is the one?
- What was your clue he/she was interested in you?
- Communication is the life source of your marriage.
- Deliberately date your spouse.
- Learn and remember the value of your spouse.
These are just a few important points to remember in making your marriage work…. things that we are presently implementing in this our second marriage, that we definitely did not do in our old marriage.
In our “divorced marriage” we didn’t keep the main things the main things, and began to take one another for granted.
You can never forget that marriage requires work or it will go the way of the trash and you will begin to trash one another like we did.
You will always need help in making your marriage work. You don’t have all of the answers to all the questions you will encounter in your marriage, none of us do. Therefore it is imperative that you know the person who does.
I am speaking of course of the person of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said,
But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf, He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
(John 14:26 Amplified)
Pray together and ask God for help. If you need counseling we are available. Never be too prideful to ask for help. Remember making marriage work takes two.