3 Keys For a Happy and Lasting Marriage
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” -Mark 10:9“
The divorce rate is so high nowadays and many couples choose to divorce easily rather than fixing their marriage problems. Even though many of us are going through hard times, we all know that marriage is a beautiful gift from God and we must do all things to make it stronger and lasting.
Here are 3 helpful tips for a happier marriage.
1. Keep God the center of your relationship.
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:6
One of the keys to a happier marriage is by keeping God the center of your relationship. Your marriage has a greater chance to be successful with Christ at home. Always make time to worship and pray together regularly. Reading the Bible is also a great way to remember your daily commitment to your faith and spouse. Serve the Lord together as a family and don’t forget this Bible passage “…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” – Joshua 24:15
2. Keep the spark alive and continue your courtship.
“Be kindly affectionate to one another … in honor giving preference to one another”- Romans 12:10
Keep the spark alive and continue your courtship even after marriage. Be affectionate to one another and don’t take your spouse for granted. Kiss and hug each other, hold their hands and say that you love him/her. Surprise them by giving them gifts like flowers, jewelry, etc. Take them to their favorite restaurant and visit some places together. Express your love for each other by encouraging and praising your spouse. “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” – Proverbs 31:28
3. Remember that divorce is not always the answer to your problems.
“Whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” – Matthew 19:9
We all have differences and everyone makes a mistake. But, we should learn to forgive and always remember the power of patience. Do not go to sleep with an unsettled argument. Forgiveness is always better than divorce. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” -1 Peter 4:8
Love, peace and harmony are the keys to a happy and lasting marriage. Stop nagging and “Stop criticizing others or it will come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven.” -Luke 6:37. Above all,always be faithful and trust in the Lord.