Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Marriage Advice

While I was reading blogs today I stumbled across this great post from  Jenna at "That's What She Said". No matter what stage you are at in your relationship or marriage everyone could use this advice. Thanks Jenna!

"20 things i want to tell engaged and newlywed women {really all married women}"




1. marriage is made up of two good forgivers. because every marriage is made up of two sinners. (Romans 3:23)



2. at some point, you will have to learn that life isn’t all about you. (Philippians 2:3)



3. don’t listen to women that tell you that passion fades…it doesn’t have to! (um…all of song of Solomon)



4. don’t give up. love never fails. (1 cor. 13)



5. he wants a kind wife, not a maid or another mother. be nice. (Galatians 5:22-23)



6. give your husband the gift of your respect. he needs it more than you know. (Ephesians 5:33)



7. be mindful of your expectations.



8. honor the Lord above all things. (Colossians 3: 17)



9. find your worth and security in the Lord, and don’t look to your husband to meet all of your needs.



10. be very careful about reading romance novels, they set you up for an unrealistic view of romance.



11. real romance is finding that one spot in the crook of his arm to snuggle into, that shared look over the dinner table when the kids are acting crazy, and the way he fixes the leaky sink when he is dog-tired after work.



12. love is about relationship. the more i love my husband, and seek a relationship with him, the less critical and duty-bound i become. it is similar to my relationship with God.



13. be thankful for the husband you have. accept him as he is, not for what you want him to be.



14. don’t compare!! don’t buy into the game of comparing him with anyone else’s husband.



15. the biblically “normal” marriage is filled with joy, connection, laughter, and peace. it’s not free of hurt feelings and conflict, but they know how to process their pain with one another so that they live more often in a meadow than at the scene of a train wreck. this is not the average marriage, but it normal – -because it is a visible display of Jesus’ relationship with His bride (Ephesians 5:22-33).



16. your marriage is a testimony! “the #1 evangelistic tool in america (the world) today is a successful marriage, because it’s a living miracle!” – dr. joe aldrich, former president of multnomah bible college.



17. pray for your marriage. pray hard.



18. i’ve heard that is gets better with age. i have to say in my short {13 year} experience, that is so true.



19. where there is God, there is always hope. even for the most broken marriages. “with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)



20. marriage is commitment and sacrifice. but it’s also the best, most wild ride you will ever have with your best friend

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Great advice!!!

Jenny Beth said...

love all of this!!

Delta Daisies said...

wow...i just cried.. i have SO much to look forward to!