There are many things that affects the well being of our married life, our home, our relationship with our spouse and so on.
We have the job of making sure that those things that affects marriages don’t affect our own marriage.
No matter how small or little they seem. Little, insignificant things that destroy marriages.
The list is not exhaustive, but just a few to mention.
A sage once told a young boy that sought his counsel, ‘Whether it liveth or dieth, it is in your hands’.
The same way, whether our marriage dies or live, it is in our hands.
Let us work at jointly and individually and make our marriages work.
Things that affects marriages
1. Male -female differences
This is major cause of quarrels in marriage. Male – female difference exists.
The male would never come to know how a female thinks or reasons, but he can try to understand and empathize with her.
Just like a man can never know what it is being pregnant and delivering a baby, even if he is a doctor.
2. Temperamental differences
Your temperaments will always be very different.
By now, you know that you are very different from your spouse.
Temperamentally, you will be very different.
Opposite temperaments will always attract.
The point of your attraction will always be the in marriage the point of your many quarrels.
Wisdom is learning to work out the principles that make marriage works..
3. Wives want to train their husbands and love their children while they are supposed to love their husband and train their children.
A wife does not have the authority to train her husband.
You train your children and love your husband.
As a wife you don’t correct upwards, you only suggest.
You don’t go around picking his faults and trying to change him.
I will continue tomorrow.
Confession of the day
I have grace to avoid things that affects my marriage
Prayer for the day
Lord, help me to to avoid these things and work for the peace of my marriage
Thoughts of the day
If I want my marriage to work, i have to work it
I begin to work towards making my marriage work.
Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.