We are in a time where we have to live according to the word. It's no time for mistakes, and mishaps...thought patterns have to change. OUR marriages are at stake and the enemy knows it. We can pull it together now or wait.......until the rapture..which will be too late.
God gave us directions so let's try to adhere to them:
1. 1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer.
~~~do not take the intimacy away from your spouse.........you both need it.
2. 1 Corinthians 7:33
But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife---
~~~the husband can't be everything to everybody, if he isn't anything to his wife first.
3. 1 Corinthians 7: 34(b)
But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world--how she can please her husband.
~~the wife can't be anything to the world if she isn't a wife in her home first.
4. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
~~what else is there to say? Walk in total love with your spouse.
5. Ephesians 5:25-27
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant Church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
~~Husbands find it easy to blame their wives (or any woman) for any and all things. But as the husband, despite the faults in the wife, they should build them up in FRONT OF PEOPLE, while praying to the Lord to help change them.
Come back next week for part two!
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