Yesterday I shared with you my new chapter in life….it’s Empty Nest.
Many of you may already be there and some of you are probably right in the thick of raising children
and can’t even imagine having any time alone with your spouse.
Whatever stage of marriage you’re in, your marriage is important and you need to make it a priority.
After 20 years of ministering along side my husband to couples and leading numerous conferences
on marriage I have realized we all have to work at our marriages.
Wayne and I have certainly had some struggles
but one thing we both know is that we are committed to each other.
Several years ago we led a conference on Priorities of a Healthy Marriage.
We used material we had read from Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
Wayne and I have shared these priorities with couples
and have also used them in our own marriage.
One thing we have realized; Satan wants more than anything to destroy marriages.
John 10:10a says, “The thief comes to steal and to kill and to destroy.”
Nothing would make him happier than to destroy
your marriage and to destroy my marriage.
It’s up to us to protect them.
The first thing we must do to keep our marriage healthy is to put Christ first.
Many people today try to have a healthy marriage without Him
but dare I say more than ever, we need Him.
I’m not talking about going to church every once in a while
but I’m talking about a real relationship with the One who created marriage. (Genesis 2:20-25)
My husband often uses the illustration of a
The closer the husband and wife get to God the closer they become to each other.
(I know some of you may be married to a spouse who doesn’t desire a relationship with Christ
or think it’s important so let me encourage you to pray.
I have seen many wives who have patiently prayed for their spouses
and they are now serving the Lord faithfully.)
Wayne and I hold each other accountable
and we encourage each other in our walk with Christ.
We both know how important it is to have a marriage grounded in God’s word.
This is the most important priority and ultimately the most fulfilling way to a strong marriage.
Join me tomorrow as I share another way Wayne and I have kept our marriage healthy.
Walking in His Grace,