Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“Want a better marriage?”

 

The common denominator in every relationship that you will enter is YOU.  If you want a better marriage or a better relationship with your children, your friends or anyone, you must become a better YOU.  One of the best ways to become a better YOU is to work on the most important relationship that you could ever have.  A genuine, intimate relationship with God will positively change  YOU and every relationship that you enter. How are YOU?  How is your relationship with God?  How could it be better?

Having a better relationship with God will improve all of your other relationships.  God loves YOU and He wants the best for YOU.  He is a gentlemen and never forces or pushes Himself on anyone.  Therefore, you have to start by inviting God into your heart.  Romans 10:9 says,  “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Once you invite God into your heart, He will always be with you.  However, a genuine, intimate relationship with God must be cultivated. 

The more you cultivate your relationship with God, the better your life will be.  Are you cultivating?  Many have invited God in, but are doing nothing to cultivate the relationship.  Therefore, their behavior is the same and their relationships have not changed.    Let’s look at what it really means to cultivate.  According to the dictionary,  cultivate is . . .

  • To prepare and work on – (Starting your day with prayer and reading God’s Word is a way to prepare for the day.  Work on applying the scriptures to your daily life.)
  • To promote or improve the growth of – (Tell others about God and share your faith.  Promote what the Word of God says by living it.  )
  • To develop or improve by education or training – (Attend Bible study, take a discipleship class or join a ministry that will help to train you on your Christian journey)
  • To devote oneself to (Join a local church where you can be devoted to attending and hearing the preached Word of God on a weekly basis.  Be devoted to applying the Word of God to your life, and you will never be the same.

If you want your marriage or any relationship to be better.  Become a better YOU.  Cultivate your relationship with God. God will make you BETTER!   If you want to experience real growth and see a real change, you must cultivate on a daily basis.

Until next week  . . .

 

Carolyn

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3 thoughts on ““Want a better marriage?”

  1. Angela I. on said:

    This was an excellent and informative post. Such practical steps to take to become a better YOU! Thank you so much.

  2. I like this message. It is a reminder to me to stop pointing the finger at my spouse and look at myself.

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