AUG 10TH - LESSONS IN JOY

Your Mate - The Joy of Marriage

 

Consider that every thought you think about your spouse either strengthens or weakens the foundation of the relationships.  Thoughts about your spouse are not neutral.  Warm caring thought builds us, selfish thoughts tear down.

 

Thinking critically about your spouse, even if you believe it is warranted, will postpone true intimacy and the closeness  you both desire.

 

No one on the planet has such a dominating influence on your self-worth as our mate.  As a husband builds up his wife, he builds up the whole relationship.  As a wife affirms her husband, she is affirming the future she really desires.  Don’t forget: soulmates are created, not discovered.

 

You can strengthen your marriage by purposefully becoming your spouse's greatest champion!  Live out today 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8:  Love is patient and kind.  Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.  It does not demand its own way.  It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.  Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless.  But love will last forever!