Do you like to read? Most of us do, and that's a good thing, because we have a lot of articles and great stories here for you to read. As you read on below, be sure to click the links and read the stories for some eye opening material. These articles and stories though, have purpose, and that purpose is to give you some building blocks that will help you build A Marriage For Life! As you read these stories, pick up on the message they are saying, and if you can, try and apply them to your marriage, or to youself as the case may be!
God designed marriage for humanity. As first described in Genesis and later affirmed by Jesus, marriage is a God-ordained, covenant relationship between a man and a woman. This lifelong, sexually exclusive relationship brings children into the world and thus sustains the stewardship of the earth. Biblical marriage — marked by faithfulness, sacrificial love and joy — displays the relationship between God and his people.
Theology of Sex (Washington, DC: National Association of Evangelicals, 2012), 10.
Marriage is about a man and a woman, two totally different individuals, getting together, falling in love, going through a time of courting, and then making a commitment to join together and become one! Most marriage vows say “for better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part”, but for some reason when hard times come up, some of us are ready to jump right out of the marriage, instead of putting some effort into it, and working at it. Marriage takes a lot of work.
A lot of the time, we bring things that happen to us into the marriage, creating excess baggage that slowly becomes a wedge and causes us to become distance to one another, which cannot happen in any relationship. Here’s a cute story ‘ Donkey Sense!‘ that talks about how to deal with things that happen to us. These five simple rules can definitely make you happier, by yourself, and in your marriage. That’s the key, you need to shake off what happened to you today, don’t bring it home and let it cause problems. You may even want to share it with your spouse, to help get it off your chest, but be sure to shake it off, and don’t take it with you any further.
Do you enjoy your Saturday mornings? Most of us do, and it is usually a day off for many of us. That means a day of fun and relaxation or a time of catching up on things that need to be done around the house. It should be a day where we can spend time doing what we want and hopefully that includes spending some of it with your family.
Well, I came across this story about Saturdays and I wanted to share it with you. It's called and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. If you are over 50 like me, you won't need as many marbles!
Here are a couple more pages I would like you to check out, if you haven't already seen
Installing Love, be sure to read it. You must have a lot of LOVE in a marriage relationship to be able to build a strong marriage.
Love is something that grows, I know when you were first dating, you were madly in love, but now several years down the road, it just doesn't seem the same. I want to share some things about building and keeping your love strong. See .
Marriage is about building a relationship together. Everyday of your life, you are building your tomorrow, especially the tomorrow with your spouse! Here’s a sad story about a carpenter who didn’t give it his best. Take a look at
The Carpenter,to see what I mean.
Our marriage is the same, we get out of it what we put into it, so give it YOUR BEST and use the best tools! Remember you are never too old to learn something new! I’m still learning after more than 45 years of marriage. The more I put in and the more my wife puts in, the more wonderful our relationship gets! Just don’t stop BUILDING!
Here's a garden that we all can plant on a daily basis, and I'm sure what you reap in your life, will definitely affect your marriage, and in a very positive way!
Let us be Faithful
Let us be Unselfish
Let us be Loyal
Let us Love One Another
Let us be Truthful
Turn up with a Smile
Turn up with a New Idea
Turn up with Determination
Water, Weed, Tend with Care, and Patiently watch it Grow!
What Kind Of Garden Are You Growing?
I have a recipe for you husbands and wives, that can really make a difference in your marriage. It's a recipe for both of you to use, but you both have to put in the ingredients. This recipe takes two people, putting in the same ingredients, at least that is the preferred method. It will help out in situations even if only one is putting in the ingredients. Let's get to the recipe.
Recipe For A Happy Marriage
1 cup of consideration
1 cup of courtesy
2 cupfuls flattery carefully concealed
2 cupfuls milk of human kindness
1 gallon faith in God and each other
2 cupfuls praise
1 small pinch of in-laws
1 reasonable budget
A generous dash of cooperation
3 teaspoons of pure extract of "I am sorry"
1 cup of contentment
1 cup each of confidence and encouragement
2 children at least
1 large or several small hobbies
1 cup of blindness to the other's faults
Flavor with frequent portions of recreation and a dash of happy memories. Stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper, or criticism. Sweeten well with generous portions of love, and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion. Never serve with a cold shoulder or hot tongue!
A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things are the big things....it is
There is one building block that I haven’t covered too much yet, and that is Jesus Christ. He is the Cornerstone and can be a cornerstone in your marriage. To know what marriage should be like, take a look at Marriage and God below. If you don’t know Jesus as you Savior, and are wondering whether you need Him in your life or not, take a look at Need Jesus below, for a better understanding. I wouldn’t want to face tomorrow without Him!