10 Steps to a Good Marriage

1 11 2015

Hello all! Hope everyone had blessings come their way since the last time I wrote. That’s something I pray for whenever I post a story here on “Traveling the Rock Road,” Rock _nthat God would bless you in some way with whatever He’s laid on my heart to write.

This last week has been incredibly, but wonderfully busy. My Lady and I went away for a few days to be alone so we could talk and pray about an important change getting ready to happen in our lives. Please pray with us that we will be sensitive to God’s leading in this matter. Besides this we celebrated Cathy’s birthday which was a grand time that we spent together. Then this Tuesday we will celebrate our 42nd anniversary, an event I’m sure you know is very, very special to us; something that I have been thankful for every day of our lives together.

So I didn’t get time to write as I usually do, but I wanted to share a few thought from another writer on what makes a good marriage from a biblical point of view.

I hope you will take a moment to read these and perhaps find something to add to your marriage that will make it happier and perhaps even better, stronger!

Here are just 10 Bible verses that clue us in on how a godly marriage should work:

Never bring up mistakes of the past.

Stop criticizing others or it will come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven (Luke 6:37).

Neglect the whole world rather than each other.

And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? (Mark 8:36)

Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.

And don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry (Ephesians 4:26).

At least once a day, try to say something complimentary to your spouse.

Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit (Proverbs 15:4).

Never meet without an affectionate welcome.

Kiss me again and again, your love is sweeter than wine (Song of Solomon 1:2).

“For richer or poorer” – rejoice in every moment that God has given you together.

A bowl of soup with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate (Proverbs 15:17).

If you have a choice between making yourself or your mate look good, choose your mate.

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them (Proverbs 3:27).

If they’re breathing, your mate will eventually offend you. Learn to forgive.

I am warning you, if another believer sins, rebuke him; then if he repents, forgive him. Even if he wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, forgive him (Luke 17:3, 4).

Don’t use faith, the Bible, or God as a hammer.

God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it (John 3:17).

Let love be your guidepost.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged (1 Cor. 13:4, 5).

Blessed life, my dear friends,

See ya next time.


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