1Corinthians14verse40 ‘Let all things be done decently and in order’.
Marriage is such a beautiful thing and it’s intended by God to bless your life. But you must also understand that in order for your marriage to work, you must be ready to live according to the rules of engagement in marriage. This is what I have been sharing with you for some time now and today I will go ahead to share more insights as to the acceptable ways of behaving in marriage. I believe that these truths will be of great help to your marriage. So let’s examine this toolbox right away.
12. Address issues before they escalate. This is important wisdom you need to pay attention to if you want to succeed in your home. As a matter of policy, stop bottling things up; otherwise, you might have a volcanic eruption one day. Be courageous in addressing issues before they go out of hand. Face your issues or struggles earlier. Don’t allow issues to pile up. Address and face those issues before it gets out of hand. It’s easier to deal with issues when they are small compared to when they are big. Pro4v5,7.
13. Dont hate or try to sever your partner from their families. This is another important rule of engagement in marriage that will serve you well if you pay attention to it, regardless of what kind of family your partner may come from. Hatred or severance is not the solution per se. And without them, you wouldn’t have met your spouse. So as a general rule, don’t be hostile or harsh towards your partner’s families. Rather walk in Love (i.e., agape love) and God’s wisdom towards them. I am sure that these virtues will put you over and give you victory ultimately in Jesus name, amen. Pro10v12.
14. Be accountable to one another. This is what any serious-minded couple ought to do. Become an accountability partner to your spouse. Be accountable for your actions, behaviors, conduct, ways etc. Stop doing things or living without a sense of accountability. Don’t travel without not telling your spouse. Don’t borrow money on their behalf without their consent. My dearly beloved ones, accountability pays in the long run. This is why I encourage you to fully embrace this concept because it will be a great blessing to your home. Eph5v21
Wow, what a powerful lesson we had today! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to be a doer of his word!
Other Scriptural References: Pro14v19: Rom12v21;14v12: 1Pet4v8: Matt5v43-48: Eph4v26-27
Prayer for Today: Holy Spirit, help me to be a doer of your word and not just a hearer in Jesus name, amen.
CONFESSION: I desire a healthy and fruitful marriage. I also choose to cooperate with God and his word in doing my part in achieving this goal. As I do my part, God helps me to do what I cannot do. Therefore, I come into the fullness of his blessings for my marriage.
Yemi Adeoti is a pastor, teacher, life coach and mentor & also a prolific writer.