|Celebrating 7 years of marriage.|
John and I have learned a lot about each other in the past 7 years, and one thing we are always learning to do better is to be better communicators, and most of the time that means being a better listener. I love James 1:19 which says...
19" My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."
*quick to listen
*slow to speak
*slow to become angry
Have you ever been in a "heated discussion" with your spouse and there was barely any listening happening but a lot of talking? Have you ever been angry even before your spouse had a chance to share their perspective? Have you ever been slow to listen but quick to speak and quick to become angry...? Me too...that's why this verse is such a great reminder.
|I love to laugh with John.|
|We may be totally different on the outside, but our hearts are one.|
"Pray continually for your marriage...pray that any unreal expectations be exposed and all incompatibilities be smoothed out so that you grow together in a spirit of unity."
I'm so thankful for a marriage that is built on trust and on the Rock (Jesus is our foundation, praise the Lord). I am so glad I married John because he and I are on the same page with our values and our faith and our worldview.
1 Corinthians 10:12 "Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall" I don't want to take my marriage for granted, no matter how great it is, I want to pray that God continues to protect my marriage from people or any situation that could destroy it.
* Protection for our marriage from anything that would harm or destroy it.
* Shield it from any selfishness or neglect, or the evil plans and desires of others.
* Pray that there will be no thought of divorce or infidelity in our hearts.
* Pray that there will be no jealousy in either of us.
* Let nothing come in our hearts and habits that would threaten the marriage in any way.
Take a few moments to look through your wedding album, and talk about how you felt on that beautiful wedding day!