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What hurts a marriage

I would like to quote an article I found at thecutekid.com.  I found the article very fitting and I agree with the author 99.99% (LOL).

The article says:

There are numerous articles written about what things can benefit a marriage and how to improve your marriage.  But sometimes it is helpful to be reminded of the attitudes and behaviors that can hurt a marriage.  If we can recognize the things that we are doing that are harming our marriage, then we can work on them.  Eliminating the bad things can at times be more helpful than adding good things.

Here are 10 of the most common things that couples do that can hurt their marriage.

1.  Talking badly about your spouse

2.  Repeating the same behaviours

3.  Talking at your spouse

4.  Not listening

5.  Not saying please and thank you

6.  Don’t say I’m sorry

7.  Being late

8.  Jumping to conclusions

9.  Playing the victim

10.  Spending excessively.

Do you feel guilty you have some of these?  You will know which of mine that led me to write this blog.

You will know soon.

 

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Marriage

 

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“I now pronounce you Husband and Wife”

It may be tradition, but the cliche “I now pronounce you Husband and Wife” said by the officiating authority during a wedding rite is important.  It kind of seals the marriage, making the relationship official and soon .to start a family.

What are the responsibilities of the husband and the wife in the family?

1 Corinthians 11:3 says “But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.”  It explains that the husband is to assume leadership in the home.      A role that should not be dictatorial, patronizing or superior attitude towards the wife.  “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and give yourself up to her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word.”

Wives, on the other hand, must submit to their husbands.  Ephesians 5:22-24 – Wives, submit to your husbands as to the lord; for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which He is the Savior.

It is clear from the above verses that love and respect emanate from each responsibility.  If these are present in every home, there will be no reason to break the marriage.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Marriage

 

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