Recently a Titus 2 woman shared some great tips on how to keep the love in your marriage. She even specified some tips on how to have a God-honoring marriage, so I thought I would share some of it with you since it is the day before Valentine's Day and we have our spouses on our mind!
Here they are:
1. Be sure to practice the "leaving and cleaving" mentioned in the Bible and make sure your home is a priority.
2. Study submission and ways to be respectful towards your husband. A book I recommend is The Excellent Wife.
3. Pray with your spouse regularly (but don't become legalistic about it). Also pray for him and your marriage too!
4. Learn the best ways to communicate biblically with your husband and don't allow for conflicts to build. Don't let the little foxes spoil the vine. Know what things matter and what things don't. For example: If you husband leaves his socks on the floor, it is okay and you do not need to wage a full out war over it. Forgive him, serve him, and be thankful for him!
5. Plan time with your spouse, whether it is special time alone or date nights out. If you can't get out just try to get some time having some one-on-one conversation with him alone.
6. Show each other physical affection by holding hands, arm wrapped around, etc. and make time for physical intimacy.
7. Share your day with one another, be interested in each other's world and know what they are going through (put him before the kids--yes, I know it is hard, but you can do it!)
8. Have goals as a couple on how to honor God in your marriage.
9. Have a Bible in different rooms in your home to remind your of how you both desire to follow God's Word in your marriage. Be sure to read it too!
10. Some couples like to work through a godly Christian book together (but some don't and that's okay too!).
Don't compare--I can't emphasize this enough. Do not compare your husband to other husbands. Or your relationship with other relationships. God made you and your husband unique and your relationship will be too. Expectations while comparing to others can be a bad thing. You probably wouldn't like it if you husband did that to you so be sure to protect your marriage with a controlled thought life.
I recently shared this quote on my Facebook page:
"Fill your mind with God's Word and you will have no room for Satan's lies."
This goes for your marriage too. Protect yourself, your husband, and your marriage by having control over what you are thinking. Satan would love to get a foothold in your marriage so don't open the door and let him in.
Deadbolt it and keep him out for good!
How do *you* keep the love in your marriage strong?
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