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Is Your Marriage (or Your Husband) Undergoing a Transition?

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Do You Need God’s Grace for Your Marriage?

How Can You Keep Your Marriage Life Simple?

My 5 basic things that will help my marriage and keep things simple include:
– Stay in prayer.
– Stay in faith.
– Walk in Love.
– Keep writing.
– Take care of family.

What about you?

Briefly share with us 3-5 things you can do to keep things simple in your marriage and your life. Please leave your comments.

Submission Works…Or Does It?

Yesterday morning I had a major choice to make: To stay angry with my husband and have a bad day or to rejoice in spite of how I felt. Before I tell you about yesterday, let me ask you a question: Have you ever had a plan when your husband told you do something different?

That’s what happened to me on yesterday. I was planning to do something early in the morning and my husband told me to wait. Wait? Are you kidding me? I had an agenda and I knew what I wanted to do, but Dex said something different. At that point, I could have either argued with him and helped him to start his day off horrible before he went to work or I could have…submitted. I chose to submit, but not without telling him why my plan would work better. I was so frustrated. But then I had to go back to all the teaching I’ve had on marriage, respect, and submission, not to mention what I’ve been telling other women for the past year or so. I chose to spend some time with God and meditate on the Scripture: John 14:27 which says, “…Let not your heart be troubled.” When my heart is troubled, I can’t think straight, nor can I hear what God wants me to do when I’m in conflict. It wasn’t easy, but I had to keep saying that Scripture and keep asking God to help me with my attitude. After a few minutes of being in His presence, I realized a few things:

Was my issue really that serious?

Was it worth having an attitude with my husband and then having a bad day?

How hard could it be to rearrange my schedule to show respect and honor to my husband?

Isn’t my submission also to God?

In submitting to my husband, I was also submitting to God and that’s what is pleasing to Him. Needless to say, I got over my little ‘tude and let go of my frustration. As a result, my husband and I were able to spend our last few moments before he left in peace.

At the end of the day, (literally), I was able to accomplish most of the things I needed to do, even though they didn’t line up with my schedule. I believe God honored my obedience to my husband and I know that as I continue to support, encourage, and follow Dexter, God will continue to honor me in the more serious issues that we deal with in our marriage.

How about you? Have you ever had times where you’ve battled between choosing over your will and your husband’s will? Briefly tell us about it.

Stop Majoring in the Minor!

Does your husband ever pluck your nerves? If you’re honest with me, your answer will be “Yes.”

But let’s look at the big picture. Does he treat you nice, provide for your family, and take out the trash? If you can answer “Yes” to at least 2 out of the three of those statements, I want to challenge you. Start encouraging your husband in the areas where he is doing good instead of complaining about what he doesn’t do.

I believe that as you encourage your husband for doing the right things, he will eventually work on the things he’s not doing.  So he may not take out the trash. This is minor compared to all the other things he is doing right.

It’s so easy to focus on the minor issues our husbands have and overlook the great things they are doing. Remember that a good marriage takes time. Also, if you consider how much God overlooks you and your flaws, but still calls you beloved, it may help you to see how wonderful you husband really is despite his minor issues.

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