Someone who's blind to his or her faults is driven by pride, and may even get angry or upset when others disagree with them. They also resist changing their ways, even when it would be in their best interest. Instead of accepting personal responsibility for their decisions and actions, they stubbornly insist that their way is always best, even when it obviously isn't. The Bible says, "Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice" (Proverbs 13:10).
Marriages are built on communication. Improve communication...improve the marriage. Poor communication...it will be very difficult to have a successful marriage. We could all stand to improve in this area
I was talking to a man the other day. He's injured. Not severely. He will survive. Hopefully. The wounds aren't deep. Right now. But, he is injured.
It's an emotional injury. Sometimes those are the worst kind of hurts.
For us, we look for warning signs we need to take some extended time and invest in the marriage. That could be a long weekend or a day trip, or just a time where we turn off the television and talk. We have learned these mini-breaks from routine have helped us maintain a healthy marriage.
The title is deceiving. I admit that. You can't "get" anyone to love you. How that occurs is a mystery. (And, we'll end this post in mystery.)
But, I wanted you to find and read the post if you need the help.
My wife is amazing. In so many ways. She's intelligent. Beautiful. Caring. She's a far better person than me. But, she's also a doer for others. All the time. She does so much for me and our household. Some of them...honestly...I take for granted.
In my years of counseling and ministering to married couples, mostly in distress, I have learned some principles that run fairly consistent within each marriage. Couples really are not that different from each other.
There are common needs most men and women bring to a marriage in order to make the marriage the best it can be.
I've written previously about the first seven years of marriage. We don't know why necessarily - I have some theories - but the years between 6 and 8 of marriage are often the most difficult. It seems so many marriages fail in the 7th year.
The number of states that allow same-sex marriage has nearly doubled since October, from 19 to 37. After the Supreme Court denied Alabama's request to block same-sex marriages last Monday, USA Today headlined: "Handwriting on the wall for gay marriage."
Defense of God's design for natural marriage - along with the God-given, constitutional freedom of conscience to decline participation in and, thereby, endorsement of, its unnatural and sin-based counterfeit, so-called "gay marriage" - is now among America's premier civil-rights struggles. I know from whence I speak, as 10 years ago I was fired from a major fortune 100 company for writing, on my own time and on my home computer, an op-ed acknowledging the requisite binary male-female nature of a
Cheryl and I are in a good season of life and marriage. We've been empty-nesters for a few years now - we've adjusted - it was hard missing our boys at first - but now life is good. Really good.
This weekend we had a destination wedding (I love those) and added a few days for time just the two of us. We needed it. As great as a season as we are in it's a busy season. We've been running hard for several months.
There are 63 days left until Cait and I join our hearts and become one. We will stand together as we exchange vows, say I do and make a covenant with God.This is my second marriage. I was married once before and I did it for all of the wrong reasons. Firstly, I did not have a relationship with Jesus, nor did I understand why God created marriage or it's purpose in general. Now, with keeping the above in mind, I proposed... she said yes... we got hitched. A Pastor in my church taught me that marr
A wife is to be treated with great respect and honor, even if she is not as physically strong as her husband. A wife will receive the same gift of life as her husband. A wife is to be intimately understood by her husband. She is not subservient to him in any way. Husbands who fail to grasp these basic truths will have their prayers hindered by God. These are some of the things that we learn from I Peter 3:7.
The next several years are going to be messy for Christians. We already know that some who claim to be within our fold will continue to challenge the historic, orthodox teaching about sexuality, marriage, and the essence of what it means to be made in the image of God. But even those of us who agree that marriage is what the church has always thought it was, will disagree on how best to move forward in a culture hell-bent on denying it.
Communicating love to a spouse should be considered a never-ending, life-long commitment. If I'm honest, however, my wife is usually better at this than me.
Partly because of her personality and partly because she has a stronger relational aptitude than me and partly because she is awesome - but, for whatever reason - demonstrating love seems to come easier for Cheryl than for me at times.