I always try to learn from other peoples mistakes. If someone has been there before and learned from their mistakes and are willing to give me advice and tips for the future… it doesn’t hurt to listen. I then weight that advice against the Bible and in prayer and let God be my ultimate guide. In this case the advice comes from a woman who has been married and then divorced. I do no want to travel down that road. When we got married we said it wasn’t even an option. I’d like to keep it that way by learning what I can and applying it to our marriage! I hope you get something out of this that you can apply to yours!
wise marriage tips – from a woman who has triumphed the murky waters of divorce.
Respect your husband. – Notice how it doesn’t say “Respect your husband if he has earned it”. A man’s greatest need in this world is to be respected, and the person he desires that respect from the most is his wife. The trap that we’ve all been ensnared by is that they only deserve our respect when they earn it. Yes, we want our husbands to make decisions that will ultimately garner our respect, but the truth is that your husband is a human being. A human being who makes mistakes. This is the man that YOU have chosen to walk alongside you for the rest of your life, and to lead your family and he needs to be respected for that quality alone. Take it from me – when respect is given even when he doesn’t deserve it, it will motivate him to earn it. That doesn’t mean you pretend that his choices are good ones when they aren’t. Things like that still need to be communicated, but you can flesh out your differences WITH RESPECT. It makes all the difference in the world to him.