Do you find that your marriage is satisfying or are you feeling that there is too much pain and conflict? By applying your Christian faith and some common Christian keys to enrich and strengthen your marriage, you can find the way to make it better and what God wants it to be. Successful marriages bring joy to all your family as well as the community around you but they can also be such a challenge. Let’s see how we can improve our marriages and maintain our Christian faith through the following five steps.1. Give 100%.
True love in a relationship means that you give without expecting anything at all in return. Contrary to the popular myth marriage is not supposed to be a 50/50 deal. When you both commit to give 100% you will find that your bond is stronger than most and you will find that by being totally committed you have all the strength and ability you need to cope with problems or a major crisis in the marriage.
If you choose to accept that marriage is a 50/50 relationship, you have a weak link in the relationship. Give 100 percent. Little things can make big differences in the marriage. Simple kisses and hugs with your spouse before you go to work and when you get home are extremely important.
2. Honor Your Spouse.
The Bible says “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” (Philippians 2:3).
Do you show your spouse you value them every day? Do you show them you respect them as a human being? The truth of the matter is you need to value your spouse more than you value yourself.
Now is the time to turn your attitude right back around and treasure your partner. Look for all the positive values you see in your partner and let them know. Repent for all you have done wrong to your partner and change your ways.
Be humble before God and ask for forgiveness from God as well as asking for forgiveness from your partner and apologizing to your partner. This helps to restore and heal a marriage quickly.
3. Set A Positive Example.
The Bible tells Christians to set a good example to their mates and partners. Remember that we can’t change people if they don’t want to change but we can change ourselves.
God tells husbands to love their wives and wives to love your husbands. Be sure you are doing as God tells us and fulfill that responsibility to your partner.
A husband needs to love and respect his wife. He needs to encourage her and support her. He needs to help protect her and inspire her to grow.
A wife needs to be responsive to her husband. She needs to be tender and understanding of him. She needs to exhibit her Christian virtue and her faith and hope in her husband. Women need to be a positive example for their husbands and God will bless their efforts.
With the help of your Christian faith, always strive to be the absolute best wife or husband that you can be.
4. Communicate Love.
Give your partner your respect and 100 percent attention when they are speaking to you. Show you care when you are talking or listening to your partner.
Always find time during the day or night to say something positive or encouraging to your partner. Even a kiss or a hug at night can make a huge different and speak volumes.
5. Pray Together.
If you are married to a non-believer, always pray for your spouse. If your partner believes, pray together as a couple. Praying together can bring you closer emotionally and bond the marriage in a faithful way. This shows you are working together in your Christian marriage.
All marriages take work, effort and nourishment to be good marriages. Give all you can and follow the orders that God has provided to have a Christian love and marriage.
Christa loves being involved with her church’s young group as a mentor, morning runs, and is a regular contributor for christiandatingsites.com
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