ACHIEVE GREATNESS DEVOTIONAL
October 23, 2017
Healthy Marriage Tips (Part 1)
“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV
Having a healthy marriage requires loads of work and commitment. Nothing great happens by chance. It is made to happen through deliberate effort.
The same way our human body needs good nutrition and regular exercise to thrive and be at its optimum, so also our marriages and relationships require consistent input and nourishing.
Here are several tips you can use to strengthen your marriage:
Spend Time Together.
Married couples need time with each other in order to grow strong. You need to deliberately schedule date nights and activities that requires you being together. By spending both quality and quantity time with your spouse, you will better understand their differences and know how to maturely handle conflicts that such differences may cause.
Learn how to Resolve Conflicts.
Conflict is a normal part of a relationship. However, emotional hurts and sometimes physical abuse are the result of badly handled conflicts. It’s important to create an environment where you both can discuss freely and honestly. This may also require the help of a mature and sometimes professional third party.
Further Reading – Ecclesiastes 9:9
Father, thank you for my spouse and our marriage. I ask for wisdom and grace as a wife/husband. Open my eyes to all I need to be and do to be a better spouse and forgive me for mistakes made, in Jesus name.