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Attention: Husbands and Wives! “Pay Your Dues”


          When your bills are due and you don’t pay within a certain time you are likely to get a phone call telling you that your bill is due and asking when are you going to pay your bill?  Collectors will call you at home, on your cell or wherever until your bill is paid.

     Did you know that once you get married and become a husband/wife you have dues to pay to each other?  I call them “Affection Dues.”  I like the way that the Urban Dictionary defines affection, it says affection is a physical way of showing just how much you love someone .  It is a fond attachment that makes you want to touch, tickle, kiss, hug or hold.  Dues are something that is owed at the present time.

     This week I want to encourage you to pay your  “Affection Dues” to your spouse.   Don’t let your spouse be put in a position to have to call you or anyone else to get their “Affection Dues” paid.  Pay your affection dues on a regular.  Give it without delay and without having to be asked.   Your husband/wife is due your affection.  Give it to them, do not deprive them.  Not paying your “Affection Dues” puts your spouse in a position to be tempted by someone else outside of the marriage.

      I Corinthians 7:3 says “Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.”

Until next week .  .  .




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5 thoughts on “Attention: Husbands and Wives! “Pay Your Dues”

  1. Yes, I love this weeks post. Paying your dues “affection” can not only enhance your marriage but also help with your personal growth.

  2. Love This weeks post. There was a time when I was so busy focusing on other things besides my marriage and that allowed someone come into the marriage. My husband and I were both busy with school and work, that we basically had no time for each other. I thought my husband would be understanding, like I was. I thought I was doing something right by focusing on school so I can graduate and get a good job, so I can be able to help him with bills;I was wrong.
    I have learned that regardless of what’s going on My marriage should take priority over anything else, besides God. It was a lessened learn!!

  3. This is great Carolyn! I have been getting in “couch time”, as you call it in Marriage from A to Z, with my husband each night. It is really drawing us closer. It is a simple yet effective tool! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love this, thanks for posting Carolyn! As of late I have been practicing “couch time” with my husband. It is really working to draw us closer.

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