Our mind and heart are funny things.
We can change our mind with each and every thought we hear or event we experience…
Our emotions are not necessarily the TRUTH. Follow your heart is not good advise. We know from the Bible that the heart is bound up in foolishness.
I can give real life credence to that truth. I do not have to go any further than my own mind and heart to realize that I can be quite foolish.
It is with those truths in mind that I give you my simple tip to make marriage happy. It is a simple tip. However, I will warn you that it is not so simple to put into practice. It will take prayer and much will power. You will have to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I do promise you it will be worth the effort!
THINK THE BEST ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE
In other words always give your husband the benefit of the doubt. Now, here is the kicker! Give your husband or wife the benefit of the doubt even when you don’t think they deserve it.
For example…If you are in a situation where you feel betrayed, forgotten or ignored. Remember to give your husband the benefit of the doubt. I can guarantee you do not know all the reasons behind his actions.
Instead of becoming angry and hurt try to understand why he is behaving the way he is? Is he under stress? Is he not feeling well? Thinking about these questions will cause you to approach your husband in a caring manner that will increase the chances for good communication between the both of you. After all, good communication is the hard to achieve goal!
Each one of us is in charge of how we feel. I know…I know this is not what you want to hear!
You can choose to be bitter or forgiving.
You can choose to be angry or understanding.
You can choose to be HAPPY!
My prayer is for you and me…that we will choose HAPPINESS!
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What marriage tip do you have for how to make your marriage a happy one?
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Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.