M is for Marriage(one man and one woman)
In just a few weeks, my husband and I will celebrate our 22nd anniversary. It's not always been easy. There have been some days when we've both wanted to walk away. But we're committed to each other long term. And that's one of the things a good marriage takes--commitment.
Everyone who says that it's a 50/50 give and take is wrong. Fifty percent of your effort is not enough. You have to give your all and be willing to give up the same in order to make it work.
Is this always easy? Absolutely not. Mostly it's really hard.
We're all selfish creatures. We want our own way. We want what we want, when we want it and how we want it.
Many marriages don't survive because of this selfish attitude.
We need to learn to give 100% of ourselves all of the time. I'm still learning.
Communication between both parties is vital. You must express what you're feeling, but you also have to listen without becoming defensive.
Remember all of the verses in the Bible that compare our relationship with the Lord to a marriage relationship. The whole of the book of Song of Solomon, Matthew 25:1-13, portions of Revelation, among others.
I could go on and on, but I'll stop here.
What is one piece of advice that has helped your marriage the most?
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