In every marriage there are valleys and there are mountains. It’s during the valleys, the low times, that we begin to have negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves, our circumstances, and our spouse. This can lead to lies seeping into our minds that take root and follow you, even when you emerge from those low times. If you let them linger, it’ll eat at the very fabric of your relationship. Here are 5 lies to reject when they come to mind.
Every healthy marriage is an intentional marriage. The healthiest relationship are the ones that have built-in routines or goals. Let’s look at a few goals that can create a healthy marriage step by step.
“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22
Catch-22 is a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.
Too many marriages are stuck in the catch-22 of love.
Husbands, what are we really called to be for our wives? Provider? Protector? Partner? Maybe another word that starts with the letter ‘p’? Reading those words I feel as if the answer is yes to each one. Yet, there is one higher calling than all others for us toward our wives….
Is he even listening to me?
Several years ago, a popular wireless company had a series of television commercials where an employee would walk from place to place saying “Can you hear me now?” to highlight their outstanding coverage. The commercials were cute, but they also highlighted an important point. It can be extremely frustrating when you are talking to someone, and they cannot hear you. This is also true for face to face conversations and especially true in marriage. How many times have you told your spouse something only to have them swear you never mentioned it? Probably quite a few. An occasional occurrence of this can be overlooked, but if it happens often, we need to get to the root cause of the problem…..