5 Reasons to Stick it Out When your Marriage is on the Rocks

marriage on the rocksWe mentor married couples because we believe in marriage. As leaders for our church campus Marriage Ministry, we are always looking for new ways to encourage our couples to keep trying. I was recently reading about how to turn bad days into useful information and had an ‘ah-ha’ moment. Out of that moment comes 5 reasons to stick it out when your marriage is on the rocks, based on the Science of Change and confirmed by Scripture.

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Making God my Everything takes the pressure off my husband. He’s freed to be my Something Pretty Special.

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭46:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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Monday is hated and Friday is loved because of hope. We are more hopeful on Friday because the weekend is coming.

When we’re hopeful it’s easier to treat others kindly. Drink a dose of godly hope today and say something life-giving to your hubby, thank God it’s MARRIAGE MONDAY!

“Do you know why it is easier to be nice to people on Friday than it is on Monday? Isn’t it because hope is like a river that flows into us from a bright future, fills up the reservoir of our joy, and then overflows in kindness to others?” John Piper

“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭44:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

How Long Distance Mentors Can Equip You

making peace with prickly peopleA mentor is defined as ‘an experienced and trusted adviser, a guide, or guru.’ Not all mentors have to be close friends. Some of the best mentors will be experts in your field who may guide you from a distance.  3 professional Christian speakers have mentored me from afar. Today I wanted to share how long distance mentors can equip you. This may encourage you to seek out long distance mentors yourself.

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God’s words are intended to shower me with growth-producing refreshment. Resist using them to drench hubby with thinly veiled hints.

“Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:10-11‬ ‭MSG‬‬

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When we reject Truth we often put our spouse at risk, enticing them to play with fire. Truth will set us both free.

“When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it—she’d know everything!—she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬