Tuesday, January 17, 2012
1 Corinthians 13:7
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Marriage is made up of several things including: joy, sorrow, successes, and failures.
There are many battles in marriage. As a wife or a husband we must expect marriage at times to be a battlefield. Your marriage has enemies out there!
Harmful influence: Are you allowing certain habits to poison your home? The internet and television can be productive and enjoyable additions to your life, but they can also bring in destructive content and drain away precious hours from your family.
Unhealthy Relationships: Who are the people you are hanging out with or talking to during your day? Not all relationships are healthy. If these people undermine your marriage then it is a sure sign that they are NOT people you should be hanging out with. Are you friends with the opposite sex?
Shame: You need to protect your wife or husband's vulnerability by never speaking negatively about them in public.
Parasites: A parasite is anything that latches onto you or your partner and sucks the life out of your marriage. Examples: gambling, pornography, drugs, ect. Marriages rarely survive if parasites are present.
Read Ezekiel 34:8
REMOVE ANYTHING THAT IS HINDERING YOUR RELATIONSHIP, ANY ADDICTION OR INFLUENCE THAT'S STEALING YOUR AFFECTIONS AND TURNING YOUR HEART AWAY FROM YOUR SPOUSE.