Sunday, October 31, 2010

Let God into Your Marriage

As crazy as it may seem to mix romance and religion, there is a definite connection. God, that is, the God of the Bible is a God of love. He created us with that same capacity, and expects us to demonstrate love to those around us; we could say that He especially expects us to demonstrate love to those who are closest around us.

There have been a number of studies done, which show that religiously active people have better marriages. Why is that so? Well, the studies couldn’t really give an answer to that. But, let me give you my own. None of us is perfect (just in case you didn’t notice that) and we all need help to overcome our weaknesses. By allowing Jesus to take part in our marriage, we can count on His help to overcome us. But, there is one more step that religious people find helps them. You see, when we put God in the first place of our lives, we take ourselves off the throne and put another there. This change in focus, if one is truly committed to it, causes us to take ourselves off the throne in other areas of our lives. In other words, we stop being so self-centered, and start being “others” centered. Nobody can be romantic while focusing on themselves.

Day 16 – How about taking your family to church today? I know that this doesn’t sound very romantic, but forming a habit of going to church will help you be a better husband. That is romantic. Your wife wants you to be the best husband and father in the world; it’s time to start learning how; let God help.

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