Detox Your Marriage

In keeping with the cozy bedroom theme, we need to focus on that special man who share the room with us. Our relationship with our husband is the most precious one we have, next to our Savior. If the marriage doesn't stay in a constant state of detox we turn into bitter, cranky, uncontrolled women...and it's our own fault, not his!

By cleaning out some of the toxins we've allowed to creep into our marriage, we can create a stronger, more lasting relationship with our husband than ever before.

* Love - You may be beyond the point of puppy dog-eyes and making kissy faces, but love is still foundation of your marriage. True love isn't just a feeling that comes and goes, but the conscious decision to be kind and devoted no matter what comes along. Life isn't always flowers and candy, but it is full of opportunities to share love with your husband.

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:14-15

* Respect - The Bible word for respect is reverence, a word that is used for both the Lord and the husband. Through our human eyes we may not think that our spouse deserves much respect, but that reverence is a command from the Lord. When we decide to give our husband Godly respect, we honor both our marriage and the Lord. Then both relationships can grow and prosper.

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. Ephesians 5:33

* Time - When we're juggling a marriage, children, a job, running the home and church, something will always fall by the wayside. Please don't let that something be your marriage. When you've retired, the kids are grown up and you're living somewhere new, all you have is each other. Take the time now to build, uplift and mend the holes in your marriage. Let your husband know through the gift of your time that he is the most special person in your life.

Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Proverbs 5:18

* Submission - As time goes on this becomes a harder concept for today's woman. We are not called to be in charge of anything, but to be a help meet for our husband. This means giving up control and following his leadership whether we agree with it or not. Submission isn't becoming a doormat, but fulfilling the God-given role He has outlined for us in Scripture.

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Ephesians 5:22-24

* Commitment - If you're in this for the long haul, it's time to solidify what God has given you. Marriage isn't always about date nights and seeing fireworks. There are more likely days of endurance, support, patience and courage. The wishy-washy women are the ones who hang in until they're uncomfortable and then let go when times get rocky. God's women learn through His grace how to hang in, hold on and hold fast because the best is always yet to come.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

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