There are many reasons why there are so many lousy marriages in this generation. Love is more than an emotion. It is an overwhelming desire and serious effort of two people to establish for each other the conditions necessary to nurture a healthy marriage.
Love is companionship. It is sharing responsibilities. It is physical emotion. It is being sympathetic to each other. It is having fun and adventure. It is sharing a spiritual union.
Good marriages take sacrifices and great effort. Both spouses have to be considerate to each other. Considerate during meals. Considerate in the discipline of the children. Considerate in the chores of the home. Considerate in money matters. Considerate when health issues arise. The art of consideration is healthy and contagious. It has an ability of affecting the entire family. Give, and it shall be given unto you Luke 6:38.
If you want to enjoy the adventure of marriage you will have to make an investment in it. Nothing will open the door to dishonesty and lack of trust more than the lack of consideration. 1 Peter 3:7 “In the same way you married men should live considerately with your wives, with an intelligent recognition of the marriage relationship.”
Many wives are so burdened down with chores, errands and commitments that they forget to love their man. Many husbands have never known what it is to be loved by their wife. They are wrapped up in bondage. The issues of finances, education, food, transportation, insurance and housing has kept many men trapped. They feel like no one cares, especially their wives. The answer is within us. We must develop and grow under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
A good marriage is more than the short moments of the honeymoon. It is a tremendous responsibility. It is not automatic. It is an investment worth every effort and moment. It can and will be the greatest investment a couple can make. Nourish and take care of the responsibilities involved in marriage and you will enjoy a lifetime of rewards. So will your children.
God placed Eve in a beautiful garden to enjoy to the max. God also gave Eve a husband to love, help and meet his physical needs. But Eve allowed the devil to violate her inheritance and her garden. Satan will do the same thing to your marriage (your garden), if you all0w it. It is time that we as Christians, do everything necessary and available to us, to protect and nourish our marriages.
I challenge you to make some quick and drastic changes that will improve your relationship with your spouse and children. It all begins with a healthy relationship with your Creator.
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