Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Do You Do This In Your Marriage?

In marriage, as with any other relationship you have in life, you will have times of struggles. You might find that you and your husband get on each other's nerves. Maybe you argue with one another over things that seem insignificant. This is all normal. What matters is how you handle things when these moments arise.

It was about a week ago now, I walked in to the kitchen. Tim was preparing something for his dinner. I mentioned, "I need you to do me a huge favor." His response was, "What do you need now?" Okay, I was not feeling too good at the time, but to me, what he said to me was, "Leigha, you are such a bother, what do you need now?" I even told him that is how his statement made me feel and I would try not to be so needy.

That moment was not a pleasant one for me, but I did make it more than it needed to be. He has since let me know that he does not think I am a bother because he loves doing things for me. He wants to help shoulder the burdens I carry in our relationship. I love that he said that,  using words that I use here on the blog with you. That let me know they were from God.

 7 Verses To Help Your Marriage 

1. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIRV Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank Him because you believe in Christ Jesus.

Dear Father, thank You for my husband. I do not know where I would be without him in my life. Father, please help me to always be grateful of the things that he does for me. I know that it is because of our love of Jesus that we are together. Thank You so much. In Jesus' name, Amen

2. Jeremiah 29:11 GNT I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster,plans to bring about the future you hope for.

Dear Father , thank You for always being with us and our marriage. When we get discouraged and feel that things are not the way we want, help us to remember that You are in control, Father. Help us to remember that You alone know the plans You have for us and our marriage. You have plans for our prosperity and not disaster. You have plans to bring us the future that we hope for. Thank You so much. In Jesus' name, Amen.

3. Proverbs 16:18 NIV Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Dear Father, please forgive me for any times that I am prideful. Help me to choose to be loving over having to be right. Help me to choose humility over pride. Thank You for revealing this area to me. In Jesus' name, Amen.

4. Matthew 7:3 CEV You can see the speck in your friend's eye, but you don't notice the log in your own eye.

Oh Father, please forgive me for any times that I dwell on my husband's flaws. I don't in any way believe that I am perfect or that I manage things better than he does. Please help me to be his cheerleader and celebrate his strengths. I want to build him up with my actions and words and not tear him down. Help me to always focus on the log that is in my own eye, Lord. Help me to have new eyes to see the areas about myself that I need to correct and work on correcting them with Your help. Thank You so much.  In Jesus' name, Amen.

5. Matthew 7:12 Do for others what you would want them to do for you. This is the meaning of the Law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.

Dear Father, thank You for my husband and for putting him in my life. Please help me to always be more focused on his needs than I my own. I want to treat him the way that I want to be treated. In Jesus' name, Amen.

6. Romans 12:18 ERV Do the best you can to live in peace with everyone.

Dear Father, thank You for putting my husband in my life. I do not know where I would be without him. Father, please help me to always do the best I can to live in peace with everyone. I want to create peace not conflict in my marriage. I lift our marriage into Your hands and I pray that Your will be done. In Jesus' name, Amen.

7. Philippians 4:6 CEV Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God.

Dear Father, please help us to bring our worries, our every concern to You. Help us to learn to pray together over our circumstances instead of living in worry. I want our marriage to be strong with Your help and guidance, Lord. Teach us to pray more and to worry less. In Jesus' name, Amen.

You may also enjoy reading:

 7 Verses To Pray Over Your Marriage

 Is Your Marriage Normal or Weird?

Your turn:

What struggles are you facing in your marriage? Remember that God is there to guide you through each step if you will let Him.

Do you have any tips that you can share? Any verses that help you?

How can I pray for you today? If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

Your Sister,

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