The fruit of your Marriage
My husband and I read our Marriage devotional book before going to sleep. This is what we read last night.It was a nice devotional reading.
Galatians 5:22-23 Building a strong Christian marriage is hard work. Unfortunately,God's love,joy,peace,patience,kindness,goodness,gentleness,and self control don't automatically come with the marriage license. The fruit of the spirit must be cultivated.
It's usually not the big things that can wreck a marriage. Instead it's the unhealthy patterns that pile up on top of each other such as being negative, sarcastic, neglectful or critical.These are sure to quickly turn good fruit rotten.
How we invest in each other daily will influence our relationship. We can choose to be "other-centered," to be patient and t be kind. What little things are you doing today to cultivate the fruit of the spirit in our marriage?
Consider these suggestions from other Christian couple:
."Never go to bed mad at each other."
."Look for ways to compliment your mate."
."Spend time talking together. Set a regular communication time and stick to it."
."Take a thirty -minutes walk together each evening after dinner."
."Pray together each morning."
To these comments we would add, "Laugh together and don't take yourselves so seriously." Having a satisfying marriage is hard work,but the good fruit is there to enjoy if we help it grow.
I would like to thank my Aunt Brenda and John Dubios for giving us a Marriage devotional book, as a wedding present.
Our wedding bands, symbol of commitment and love. Taken after praying each other.