Woman to Woman   10 comments

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Its Woman to Woman time again.  Join Seeds From My Garden and  My Many Colored Days for this month’s topic:

Tips and Tricks – Keeping your marriage alive: Whether you’ve been married for 38 years, 8 years or are a newlywed, you’ve probably picked up a few keys to a happy marriage, one which is nurturing and continues to grow. Maybe your marriage has struggled, but you’ve found a road back to each other and have insights to offer those in a similar situation.What would you say are the three most key elements in your marriage that keep the romance alive and the heart aflutter?”

I found it quite interesting to see how many couples wanted to get married on 07/07/07 because they thought that that would bring their marriage “good luck”.  Well – Good Luck!  It takes more than just a lucky day for a marriage to work.  Meshing your two lives with THE Bridegroom is not easy, but well worth the journey.

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Here are three keys elements that I would like to share.  There are probably many more that could be shared, but I narrowed it down to these three plus the ultimate:

  1. If you don’t want it said to you, don’t say it to him.

  2. Remove the words “you never” and “you always” from your vocabulary.

  3. Pretend you’re married to Jesus. How would that change your approach, your reaction, your patience level, etc.  He is THE Bridegroom that we are married to – the third strand that holds it all together. When we focus on Christ rather than ourselves, our marriages and lives tighten their hold on him.  No more loose strands.

The ultimate element:  Pray daily for your spouse.  Hand him over to the Lord to mold and shape.  That is his department, not ours – ouch!

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Blessings on your marriage journey today!

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10 responses to “Woman to Woman

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  1. I agree about the luck part! It’s less about luck and more about the effort you put into it. I enjoyed your post!

  2. Very important points! The ultimate element of praying daily for your spouse is so true. Thank you for joining in today and sharing your wisdom.

  3. The advice to leave the molding and shaping to the Lord is paramount! A lot of strife can be spared if that is learned early on!

  4. My parents taught me to find someone who put the Lord first before everything else. That one thing alone has brought us so much closer and gave us a head start in our relationship.

  5. Pretend you’re married to Jesus… great concept!

  6. You’re correct that luck has really nothing to do with how a marriage fares. It’s more about what each of you brings to it and puts into it.
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  7. “If you don’t want it said to you…”

    What sage advice! I know so many people who criticize their spouses looks, weight, grammar…ouch!

  8. Very thought provoking, Lana. Those 3 “keys” need to be posted on the dashboard of my car, on top of the Krups Mocha machine, inside my current book cover, or next to “his” newspaper chair. Maybe just all around the house!

  9. I didn’t even think about the 7-7-07. lol Interesting.

    I really like your three pieces of advice. I’m going to work on them more than I have. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Good advice.

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