Marriage is through the hard times, when the fun and games have passed. When you stand together like steers in a blizzard, Ephesians 5 makes sense in a whole new way.
In a day when half of all marriages fail, we all need insight that stands the test of time. We need wisdom from Scripture to equip us to transform our own union from a lacklustre contract into an intimate and exciting relationship.
Whether you're recently engaged, just realizing the honeymoon is over, or celebrating your golden anniversary, Insight for Living remains committed to helping couples cultivate honesty, exhibit grace, and experience a joy and intimacy in marriage that they never thought possible.
True commitment doesn’t change with shifting fortunes of life or with the ebb and flow of feelings. Commitment is a promise made once for all time and then confirmed by the daily decision to stay rather than leave.
Chuck Swindoll has five principles for making a marriage stick:Cultivate complete honesty Express anger appropriately Don’t steal from your mate Guard your speech Be nice
Applying these to your marriage will breathe new life into it. It’s not too late to have a marriage that thrives.
Men are especially vulnerable to temptation in times of stress. A wife’s emotional support is critical and these times. Husbands need the wisdom, perspective, and spiritual strength of their spouses.
We all know what it’s like to get those feelings in the pit of our stomachs when we sense something just isn’t right. In these times it’s important to listen to our intuition and slow down—especially before making a big decision.
Keeping a marriage together is hard work. Making it thrive is even harder. Thankfully, God has filled His Word with principles that breathe life into our unions. Cynthia and I have taken the time to find those principles, and we’ve applied them as often as possible.
Two principles for a happy marriage: severance and permanence. You must leave your old family for your new one, and you must stick with it.
A marriage is sick if there’s a lack of unity. Allow your partner the freedom to be, and to cultivate the gifts and strengths and abilities God has given him or her.
Every marriage needs those gush moments, those moments when you affirm your spouse. Acts of kindness and showing affection are vital to a vibrant marriage.
As important is love is to a marriage grace is even more so. Grace can transform your marriage and turn your home into a place of security, acceptance, and encouragement.