Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“What are you thankful for?”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  There is so much to be thankful for, but today I specifically want to give thanks for God’s wonderful institution called MARRIAGE.  Hebrews 13:4 (AMP version) says;  “Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things.  And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste (all guilty of sexual vice) and adulterous.”  Marriage is  honorable!  When I think about marriage and everything that God intended for it to be, I thank Him!

Why am I specifically thankful for my M.A.R.R.I.A.G.E?

M = Mutual Companionship, Mirror God’s Image, Multiply the earth and Manage God’s Creation, these are the four main purposes of marriage.  Thank you Lord!

A = All that we have accomplished together with the help of the Lord. Thank you Lord!

R = Respect that we have for each other.  Thank you Lord!

R = Regular Romance.  Thank you Lord!

I = Intimacy (My marriage has definitely brought me closer to God and has brought us       closer to each other) . Thank you Lord!

A =Anguish (excruciating or acute distress, suffering or pain) Why? Because it has helped us to grow and made us better individually and together. Thank you Lord!

G = God made marriage and He is the Glue that holds it together. Thank you Lord!

E = Encouragement that we have been able to give to each other and other married couples on the marriage journey.  Thank you Lord!

Take some time today to let your spouse know how thankful you are for him/her.  Allow your actions to say the same.  Remember that it is a blessing to have a wife/husband and if you have children, remember that they are gifts from God.  There are many who would love to be married.  Let’s give God THANKS for marriage!

Until next week . . .

 

Carolyn

 

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