Ten Secrets to Strengthen your Marriage
(For the Wife)
When marriages are strong,
the nation is strong;
When marriages break up,
the nation weakens.
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1. Be committed to the vows you made on your wedding day. Marriage is a covenant to be kept not broken.
Read Malachi 2:14-16 Read Matthew 19:4-6
2. Keep a humble and tenderhearted attitude to one another. Stubbornness and pride kill a marriage.
Read Isaiah 66:2; Matthew 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:12-15; James 4:6; and 1 Peter 5:5-6
3. Keep to your own role. Embrace your calling of motherhood. You live in the glory of who you were created to be when you are nurturing and nourishing your children. God does not intend you to take on the stress of your husband's role.
Read Psalm 127:3 and Titus 2:3-5
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4. Release your husband to fulfill his role. He is ultimately responsible to protect you and provide for you. God didn't create two Adams. He created an Adam and an Eve.
Read Genesis 1:27; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; and 1 Timothy 5:8.
5. Respect and honor your husband. Let him be the leader. Look at him and give him attention when he speaks to you. He will thrive when you respect him.
Read Ephesians 5:21-24, 33 Amplified; Titus 2:5 and 1 Peter 3:1-6
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6. Always have a hearty and nutritious meal ready for your husband when he comes home at the end of the day.
* Read the book: http://tinyurl.com/FamilyMealTable
* Watch the DVD: http://tinyurl.com/FamilyMealTableDVD
* Big Discount for Both: http://tinyurl.com/FamilyMealTableBundle
7. Keep accountable to your marriage by frequently asking yourself the question, "Would I say, do, or act like this to my husband if we were still courting?" Keep courting your husband even into your golden years!
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8. Encourage your husband daily. Speak loving and encouraging words to him—your words either build or destroy your marriage. Smile at him each time you look at him. Concentrate on his good points and be big enough to overlook the negatives--you didn't notice them when you fell in love.
Read Proverbs 14:1; 15:1; 18:21; 19:13; 21:9, 19; 27:15; Matthew 6:12 and 12:36,37
* Read the book: http://bit.ly/EncourageYourHusband
* Electronic: http://bit.ly/EncourageHusbandBook
9. Endeavor to touch, cuddle, or kiss your husband when you pass one another in the home. Make love to your husband as much as possible. Don't always wait for him to initiate.
Read Proverbs 5:18,19 and 1 Corinthians 7:3-5
* The Kiss
10. Keep yourself trim for your husband. Likewise, keep yourself healthy for your husband.
Prepared by Nancy Campbell