“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Mark 10:7-8
Remember that very special day. It was one of the most exciting times of your life. You were planning to marry the man of your dreams. He was everything you needed and wanted. You couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle so you could start your happy ever after story.
The first year was amazing. He was perfect, he couldn’t do anything wrong. Date night was every night. You stayed up late laughing at the craziest things, you enjoyed playing house together. He was your best friend and nothing could come between you both.
Now fast forward four or five or maybe ten or twenty years. You are beginning to lose your patience and the things that were once cute, aren’t so cute anymore.
I want to encourage the wives to remember when…remember when you put him first over your children and your career…remember when you thought he was your everything…and remember why you married the man of your dreams.
Our marriages can get cloudy after a while, feelings get hurt, walls are built and you wonder what happened to your happily ever after. First, we must realize we can’t change anyone…so don’t waste your breath nagging your husband, this will only cause more issues in your marriage. Instead we must pray for our spouse everyday. Second, don’t allow yourself to feed negative thoughts in your head about your husband this will add more problems. And third, evaluate yourself, how have you changed since you got married. Do you put your husband on the back burner, where he boils over because that’s the only way he’ll get attention?
If so, remember when… and make it a priority to pray everyday for your husband and your marriage.
Heavenly Father, I ask you to touch the marriages across this world. I pray you help us all to remember the day we said “I do” and the commitment we made to our husband before you and our family. Help heal the hearts that have been hurt by harsh words or actions and let forgiveness take place. Thank you for giving us a companion we can share our dreams and aspirations with, thank you for the marriage promise. May we draw closer to our spouse as we draw closer to you. In Jesus Name Amen.