Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Keep Holding Hands!

A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another. 
John 13:34,35

Jesus said we are known to the world as His disciples as the world sees us loving others, yet the state of Christian marriages is terrible.  Our divorce rate is not much better than those outside of the church.  Think what power to change society we would have if we obeyed God and loved our husbands.

As I mentor women, they finally see so clearly the lack of love so many of their married friends have for their husbands.  Their friends roll their eyes when their husbands speak, interrupt and correct them, and show disrespect towards them.  One young woman wanted me to mentor her because all of her Christian married friends were either very unhappily married or getting divorced.  This should not be.

We should be known for our love.  LOVING our husbands!!!

Ken and I walk around our neighborhood.  We try holding hands most of the time.  People have commented to us when they first meet us, "Oh, you are that couple that is always holding hands."  We realize how much people notice such a simple act, so we continue to hold hands.

When we are at a restaurant and I see a couple laughing and enjoying themselves, more times than not neither of them have wedding rings on.  Let's be those couples at restaurants that hold hands and laugh with each other that have wedding rings on.

We need to be an example to society how wonderful marriage is and that it is a very good thing.  Start obeying God and LOVE your husband.  That command written above is for you to really love your husband.  It isn't a feeling.  It is a choice, a decision.  As you start acting like you love your husband, even if and when he is unlovable, your actions will follow and you will be pleasing the Lord.