Success that costs you your marriage is failure.
“How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice . . . Nothing divides them either in flesh or in spirit . . . They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God’s church and partake God’s banquet, side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other’s company; they never bring sorrow to each other’s hearts . . . Seeing this Christ rejoices. To such as these He gives His peace. Where there are two together, there also He is present.”
We all know that addition provides us with more, whether it is additional resources or additional burdens. The mathematical system that is even greater than addition is multiplication. The most successful and powerful couples understand the power of multiplication in marriage. Here’s how you can multiply in your marriage.
There are those who have traversed the road of life and relationships who have come out on the far side wiser and brighter than they began. For those of you who are beginning or are along the path now, it is wise to grasp from their knowledge and experience. One of the many areas we can glean from is those with long, healthy marriages.
No matter your race, socio-economic status, or geographic location if you are married you will eventually face a storm of some magnitude. That storm may be financial, relational, familial, or any other of a plethora of things that will try to destroy your marriage. Today I take a look at Matthew 14 and how it relates to your marriage. I share with you the three options you have when storms hit your marriage.
When conflict arises between you and a co-worker, your spouse, or your neighbor there is typically a “winner” and a “loser.” I know, and can admit, I have a bad habit of wanting to be right when there’s some sort of disagreement. What if we each could learn to master the “101 rule” for conflict resolution?