Encouraging Words Wednesday and a Link Up

This is a special month for Wayne and I. We will be celebrating 20 years of marriage!

Twenty years of joyful bliss! {smile} Okay everyday has not been joyful bliss.

But it has been an amazing journey and I would not trade it for anything!

One of the things Wayne and I have found over the years is we have to work

together to have a great marriage.

You see, Satan is always trying to destroy our marriages.

John 10:10 says, The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.

He knows how painful and devastating divorce is on families and

nothing brings him any greater joy than to destroy them.

Here are Five ways to Fortify your Marriage:

1. Express Affection.

Say I love you.

Touch each other–hug, hold hands, etc.

2. Act like you love each other.

Think back to when you were dating or newly married. Remember how

you acted? Well act like that again and reminisce with each other about

how you met and the things you did.

3. Avoid “platonic” friendships.

This is a no brainer. Your closest relationship with the opposite sex

must be with your spouse.

4. Make Christ the centerpiece of your Marriage.

We need to let Christ rule in our homes and in our marriage.

Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8

As married couples the closer we draw to Christ the closer we

will become to each other.

5. Draw strength from each other.

We need to remember we are on the same team with our spouse.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,

against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against

the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

Today pray for your spouse and make a commitment to make your

marriage the best it can be!

Thank you for stopping by and if your marriage is not where you

would like for it to be I would love to pray for you!

Leave me a comment or email me at cyndispivey(at)gmail(dot)com

Walking in His Grace, 

 Encouraging Words Wednesday Linky Party!

We all need encouragement so each Wednesday I’m having a linky party.

Hebrews 10:25b says, but encourage one another,

especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

If you have a post on marriage, parenting, faith, or anything

that will encourage us then join in!

All you have to do is enter the direct link from your

post into the linky tool below!

And don’t forget if you join below -please link back

to my blog in your post!

***Please do not link your Giveaways to this linky party***

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  1. Thank you for this post. I loved your tips – acting like you love one another. I think sometimes my behavior or attitude would show otherwise. How wonderful to be celebrating 20 years of marriage!

  2. Great post! Just last night we were discussing #2. I said to James, “I miss that young husband that really wanted to please me.” He came over to me and wrapped his arms around me and asked, “Will you settle for an old man that really wants to please you?” I smiled a school girl smile and said, “Oooh! That’s even better!” We’ve still got it. 🙂 Happy anniversary! Lisa~

  3. Cyndi, I so enjoy reading your blog. You are an inspiration to me. It is through your e-encouragement that I make an honest attempt to read my Bible on a daily basis. Thank you!!! May God continue to bless you and your lovely family.

  4. What a special photograph. It’s usually the little things that break a marriage. I told my husband the other day that it’s a good thing we like each other (our youngest is 18) because it’s just us most of the time. When I repeated it to my friend she said, “I’m not sure I could say that about my husband.” I was sad to think of it.

    Have a week full of joy and blessings,