Skip to main content

31 Days to a Fruitful Marriage Day Fourteen: Having a Fruitful Marriage When Marriages Around You Are Broken

 
When you have a group of friends, it's going to be pretty common that more than one of their marriages will be not only broken, but downright unbiblical and disrespectful. But what do you do when marriages around you are broken and your marriage is struggling right along with the rest of them?
 
The people you choose to model your marriage after is a pretty important thing, which is why we discussed joining a church together. When you are surrounded by marriages that are all just hanging on by a thread, it's hard to know where to turn when things in your own marriage start to get rocky.
 
If your marriage is strong and you are noticing a need for marriage help for those around you, it's a good opportunity to start a marriage Bible study in your own home and invite couples you know are looking for help and don't know where to turn. What a tremendous opportunity for a ministry!! If your marriage is suffering, consider your married friends and whether or not you have an adequate support system to nourish your marriage. Especially if you are surrounded by people who give you bad advice because of their own feelings of their partners, and I've seen some pretty terrible advice, you might want to consider looking elsewhere for some new married friends. The only way to really help is to pray and ask God for guidance, and for some good, open, strong married friends to meet. This is a really important step to a fruitful marriage.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

It was a very good day.

I love it when God smiles upon us. I mean, He smiles upon us all the time. But sometimes, it's like sunshine, and Christmas morning, and rainbows, and babies, and awesomeness. On steroids. And I know that those times are not always permanent, so I learn to really wrap myself in His goodness, to take it all in, be happy, and just sit back and wait to see what He is going to do in my life.
We have been struggling so long. I knew it was only a matter of time before things would be OK again. Where we would feel a little stability. Where we would take all of the things we learned while struggling and apply then when times are good.
We have alot of great things going on in our lives right now. Some really great things. Some amazing, mindblowing, off the grid kind of great things. I wish I could share more, but for right now, let's just say that we are incredibly blessed with some great opportunities God is putting in our lives.
I leave you with a gorgeous picture of our biggest blessin…

What is Your Skin Care Regimen?

Since turning 34 this year, I've been really trying to make sure I am taking care of my skin. I have been using Cover Girl Liquid Powder for years, but it always seemed to break my neck out. And full disclosure, my face cleaning routine consisted of using Avery's baby wipes (which actually do remove eye makeup surprisingly well). So, needless to say, my skin didn't always look its best. So, I received some gift cards for my birthday and I decided to go ahead and spring for some better products. First thing I did was get something designed to clean my face. I ordered the Olay ProX Microdermabrasion System. This system came with the battery-operated scrubber with both a brush and foam pad, plus every day face wash and microdermabrasion wash to be used twice a week. I have really loved using this system. The beauty is that you can really use any face wash you'd like. I will probably buy a pore-reducing wash after the tube they sent me is empty. This system really exfolia…

My Trip To Rockport

My best friend moved to Rockport 3 years ago when her husband was offered the job as airport manager. His sisters, brother in law, nieces and nephews and mother all lived in that town, and two years ago, the construction on their newly built homes was completed. (his sister and brother in law, and my friend and husband built homes side by side)
A week ago Thursday, she called me and asked if she could bring her family up to DFW and would I be willing to have a few stay with us. She told me that there was a mandatory evacuation in Rockport, but they were thinking it would only be until Monday. Of course, I always love seeing her, so I was pretty excited for an excuse for them to come up and spend the weekend. As the day went by, they were predicting a more severe storm, and the family decided to get a hotel room in Waco, close to their son, who went to Baylor. They wanted to be closer to Rockport and brought animals on the trip, so thought a hotel would be the best option. My friend&#…