Blended Families, For Him, Young Marrieds

The Foundation: Building Your Marriage On Christ

Building your marriage upon a faulty foundation can have catastrophic consequences.  Generations will be effected by how you build today.  Men, this week we will be examining the foundation our marriages are built on. Foundations Steve sat with his friend Jason and listened as Jason spoke of his parents recent separation. Steve had practically grown up in their house along …

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Am I Communicating With Words In My Marriage?

Lack of Communication Am I communicating with Words in my marriage? There once was a couple who lived in a tiny home. They loved each other, or so they thought. This couple went on year after year, they never argued, they had different hobbies, they had children, they seemed to live separate lives. One would go here and the other …

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Communicating Effectively in My Marriage

In the last several weeks we have been discussing Expectations and if they are Good, Bad, Ugly, Met or Unmet. Now we will be talking about Communicating Effectively in My Marriage. If we want to ever see those expectations met, we have to learn to Communicate Effectively!  We have already discussed this a little bit, but we will now go more …

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Unmet Expectations in My Marriage

Have you ever had Unmet Expectations in your marriage? I think if we are honest we all have. In my last post we discussed Great Expectations and Decaying Communication This week we will be addressing Unmet Expectations. How to deal with them in the right way and  Expectations that aren’t outrageous. Unmet Expectations: What do unmet expectations look like? I think …

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Great Expectations and Decaying Communication

Expectations and Communication Happy Monday! Praying you had a great weekend!! This week is all about expectations and communication. I love this because we all think we communicate well. But in reality if we took a test of someone following our directions and they couldn’t ask questions but just had to do what we said it might look a little …

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Build Your Marriage Around the Altar

Building Your Marriage…Around the Altar?   I see so many young and older marriages today who build their lives around the altar at their church. Then I see those that don’t…We need Jesus to be the center focus of our marriage and lives. Abraham’s Altar Abraham was an example of this. After the Lord told him to “Get thee out …

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Where do we go from here? 3 steps to a Stronger Marriage

Sometimes being married can be overwhelming and scary. Maybe you have had some bad news, a child is sick, maybe you and your spouse are not getting along, maybe money is an issue. Whatever the problem, we sometimes need a little help navigating this thing called marriage.

My husband and I are living proof that trials and setbacks are just that. They aren’t the end of the world, the end of love, or the end of a marriage. They are an opportunity from God to grow, forgive, and become one. Where do we go from here? Well, I’ll be honest, you do have a choice. In this day and age we are told constantly to just move on, get divorced, give up, you’ll be happier without them. But, I’m here to say they are wrong! We chose to marry our spouse, chose to serve God, chose to be committed. Its all a choice!!

There are ways to get through…

First, you have to Pray. It’s a must! We have to bend our wills, our hearts, and our pride.

Second, we must Forgive. Yes, the bible says if we don’t forgive others our heavenly Father wont forgive us. Forgive your spouse, forgive yourself, and forgive God. It may be hard but with Gods help supernaturally He can wipe it away if we will let Him.

Third, we need to learn to Communicate. We learn from our parents and they from theirs how to communicate. It doesn’t mean we do it right because thats what our parents did. Some don’t even verbalize anything. They keep it all in and never allow their spouse to know how they feel. Is this you?

Whatever state you are in today, whatever the trial, or fight you may have had. Asking where do we go from here?

Make a promise to yourself to take one more step of faith, because you promised before God to love your spouse no matter what may come. Pray, forgive, and ask your spouse to sit down with you and talk calmly about what issues you are having. If you do these things, God can bring a healing to your marriage you have only dreamed of. This doesn’t happen overnight, but as you continue to follow these steps, you will see the only place to go from here is up!!

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