How Can We Bring the Aroma of Our Wedding Day Back?
I crave for those emotions to be brought back into my marriage.
To feel the unbreakable bond between us.
To be able to look into my husband’s eyes and know that no matter what crosses our path we will get through it.
I want to continue to stay in love with my husband. In fact, I want the love for my husband to grow each and every day.
I want to be the wife my husband talks about and to shower him with what he needs and wants. And I want to be kind, understanding, and trustworthy.
I don’t want to end up being part of the divorce statistic, and I definitely don’t want to have a miserable marriage. But what can I do to keep my marriage from falling into the typical failures I hear about?
When I was pondering about my next blog post series, and after deep prayer, perseverance whispered in my mind. I knew I wanted to write about marriage, and I also knew perseverance in marriage can be difficult. But honestly, I had no clue how to give you a reference on how to persevere through your marriage.
This morning I woke before my kids, and I couldn’t get perseverance to stop ringing in my mind.
What can I do when my marriage feels hopeless?
How can I change my actions to better serve my husband?
How can I keep my marriage thriving?
Lord Help Me to Grow in My Marriage
My knees bolted onto the floor in frustration. God, please give me the wisdom to understand this. I know you whispered perseverance into my mind. You created marriage. Now help me understand how to grow in mine so that I can help prosper others too. Feed your wisdom into my fingers Lord.
God granted me with a gift today, and I am here to share it with you. Here are nine foundations I found in Bible verses to help us persevere in our marriage. I wanted something I can look at every day, so I can remind myself of my purpose in my words and actions as a wife. My husband helped me create this beautiful image below so you can print it out and hang it up!
9 Foundations to Keep Your Marriage Growing
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1.Pray for Each Other:
God wants us to pray for each other so we can be healed. Yes ladies, this even means when we are hurting, or in a disagreement with our husbands. No matter how hard it might be, it is important to pray for our husband’s faith, leadership, and success. My friend suggested to me to pray to love your husband like God loves him. What a powerful prayer!-James 5:16
What a simple thought to keep in mind! God gave us a spouse to love and cherish, and He also gave us this day. Enjoy it He says! Ecclesiastes 9:9
3.Forgive One Another:
Forgiveness can be difficult. We can stuff our emotions, or we can retaliate them towards our spouse in hurtful ways. God asks us to forgive our spouse like He forgave us for our sins. Ephesians 4:32
4.Trust in the Lord Always:
God designed marriage, so why not trust in the creator to heal and mend our broken marriage? I know trust does not come easy, but God always knows what is best for us even when we don’t see Him working. Does your marriage seem hopeless? Can you trust God enough to put your marriage into His hands? Proverbs 3:5-6
When we ask and seek for God’s help in our marriage we must be patient. It’s important to wait on our spouse in times of their difficulty and trials. Have you ever took out the trash because you got tired of waiting for your husband to do it? I have done this so many times. We should be patient even in the small things. Ephesians 4:2
6.Love each other deeply:
Notice God says,“deeply.” He wants us to love with every part of our heart and soul. He doesn’t want us to have love with certain expectations, or to be in love only in certain seasons of our marriage. He wants us to love our spouse like He loves us. 1 Peter 4:8
Have you ever felt the need to defend yourself in all YOU are doing in the marriage? I know I have! Take a deep breath and hold your tongue! Focus on what your spouse is doing and take note of it. Let’s start erasing that score board! Ephesians 4:2-3
8. Resists Life’s Temptations:
Temptations leak through our television, and social life continually. Let’s rest our heart, faith, and trust in God to lead us through these moments. 1 Corinthians 10:13
9.Unite with God Eternally:
Having God intertwined in our life can make our marriage bullet-proof. There’s no guarantee sin won’t enter our marriage, but having God in our life makes sin more difficult to leak in. Let’s resist just having God with us on Sunday’s, or casual prayer. Let’s make God a part of the way we live. Ecclesiastes 4:12
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