Monday, October 27, 2014

Would You Call Your Marriage AWESOME?

There is an article that is titled 18 Reasons Why Being Married is AWESOME. I sent it to my children and Emily wrote back this to me, "I showed Steven the list and he said 'I'll give you 100 reasons!'" {Steven is loving being married to Emily!}

I love this article. I wish everyone thought marriage was awesome. Sadly, I don't believe the majority of couples would use this word to describe their marriage. Would you call your marriage awesome?

"You have someone to have sex with forever! Yay!" I am not sure a lot of husbands agree with this. Well, they probably get sex once in a while when their wife feels like it but not nearly as often as they would like. It is usually on the wife's timetable, not on his. {I realize that sometimes it is the wife who wants intimacy more but her husband withholds it from her. This is just as sinful as a wife withholding it according to God.}

"You get to spend every day with your best friend. AND have the most fun sleep over party every night." I seriously doubt a lot of couples feel that their spouse is their best friend. Best friends accept each other just the way that they are and don't try to change them. They listen to each other and want the best for each other. They love being together!

"You have someone who actually believes in you and wants to motivate you." Do you believe in your husband? Do you speak words of affirmation and encouragement to him? Do you tell him you love and admire him for who he is and not what you wish he were?

All Christian marriages should be awesome. What a huge testimony to the power of the Gospel in our lives this would be to a dark and decaying world. We shouldn't look or act like the world. We have the power of the risen Christ living within us. Christian marriages are to model Christ and the church!

Work on making your marriage awesome as far as it depends upon you. Become a godly, submissive help meet to your husband. Put on the full armor of the Lord daily so you can fight the darts the enemy sends your way in trying to destroy your marriage with unforgiveness and bitterness. Don't fight and quarrel, nag or manipulate. These are not habits friends and lovers should have towards each other. Become a wife where your children and husband praise you!

 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; 
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Proverbs 31:28

***I have started an Always Learning Chat Room which is a closed Facebook page designed for women of God who want to be able to openly share their struggles, triumphs and encourage one another. You'll be able to see what you post on your news feed but only members will be able to also see them. It's difficult for many to find women whose greatest desire is to glorify the Lord and base their lives solely upon the Word of God. Join us if you'd like!