This year, in February, my wife and I will experience our 30 year Wedding Anniversary. This is something that so many marriages will not attain. Unfortunately, as our society works harder and harder at removing God from our lives the people who truly need God will never come to know Him as one of their greatest friends, allies, supports, and THE most important relationship in their mortal lives.
I came across this article while searching for some Bible Studies and thought it was something for everyone and to be shared with all!
1. Believe in the One true God (Hebrews 11:6).
2. Believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
3. Believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God (John 20:30-31).
4. Marry someone who believes in God, in the Bible as God’s inspired word, and in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
8. If one partner should be unkind to the other, then let him/her repent and lovingly apologize for having been so.
9. Let the one who has been wounded graciously accept the apology and forgive–without reservation–the offender.
10. Do not go to sleep at night with some antagonism between you.
11. If one spouse becomes angry, let the other strive especially hard to remain calm and in such a frame of mind as to be kind even in the face of unkindness.
12. Be thankful for each other—thank God in prayer for each other.
13. Become a Christian by obeying the Gospel of Christ (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; 22:16).
14. Live the Christian life before your children (they will likely be a tremendous joy to you throughout your life).
15. Do not bring up the mistakes of the past—in fact, forget them!
18. Be good at saying, “I really appreciate what you did when you did what you did.”
19. Be good at saying, “You really look good in that dress and your hair really looks good, and….”
20. Never leave home without an affectionate farewell—kiss and say, “I love you, dear.”
21. Never meet each other without saying something like this, “Hi, Dear, I missed you; I love you.”
22. If there is something which you do not especially like, instead of blasting out with a roar of harsh criticism, why not begin like this: “My Dear, there is something I would like, and I would like to learn what your reaction to it is”—then tell what is on your mind?
23. If your spouse brings up some point of criticism, accept it with love and concern—remembering that no one is perfect and that you very likely need the criticism which he/she is giving you.
24. When you do wrong, do not hesitate to apologize for it.
25. Always remember that marriage is for life—“until death do you part”—and that the main purpose of marriage is that the two of you (husband and wife) will help each other (and your children) to live for God during earthly life and to go to heaven after this earthly life is over.
God Bless & Godspeed to All of You!
May you all be blessed with a long live and a long and happy marriage!