September 28, 2009

The Best Marriage Advice

**Photo of one of our Bibles and our wedding rings ~ by Camille**

When we were just on the verge of getting married, we were given the best advice ever! I can't remember who it was that said it, but we have proven the truth of it over and over again. We have been blessed with 18 years of marriage, and we have used this tried and true advice and it works, by God's grace...every time!

What is this advice, you might ask?

If you are a Christian this will make perfect sense to you...for I am speaking of something that involves looking outside of ourselves to the one true God of Heaven and Earth...our Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. If ever you argue or disagree with your spouse and cannot see eye to eye on a matter, it is then that you must do what follows.

Get on your knees together to pray. Pray out loud. Confess your sin...not his or hers! Easy to say, but very hard to do! You both must do this. Very often, before you are even finished praying, the Lord will mend the rift and you will be reconciled.

This, by the way, is THE MOST difficult thing to do! Be sure to have this strategy in place before it is needed. Commit yourselves to it and implement it as necessary.

A strong marriage has been depicted as one where the husband and wife are both growing closer to the Lord the two lower points of a triangle...and the upper point represents God. The closer they get to God, the closer they get to one another. Interesting analogy, isn't it?

BTW...if your spouse is not a Christian and you are...DON'T despair! You can still commit your way to the Lord in prayer and seek by God's grace to live in harmony with your spouse.

God's Word says..."Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear." I Peter 3:1-2 See also I Corinthians 7:10-16


Christa said...

Hi Camille,
What a wonderful post! I agree with you on all of this. I have found as well that as my relationship with the Lord gets closer, so does mine and my husbands. I love your triangle illustration! There is just so much to think about after reading your post.
By the way, I'm getting to read your blog a little here and there and I'm enjoying it very much.

Thanks for sharing,


Camille said...

Hi Christa,
Thanks for the encouragement...the Lord is soooo good, isn't He? We are truly in His hands and He will faithfully lead us as we look to Him.

The triangle illustration is not my's an old one and paints the picture perfectly.

May the Lord bless you each day!
In Him,

Sharon said...

Amen Camille!

That is something that my husband and I encourage other couples to do as well. God's word is so perfect and so wonderful! We also use the triangle illustration, it is perfect!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway. I am praying that the Lord chooses the perfect recipient :)

Have a blessed day and I look forward to spending more time checking out your blog :)


Camille said...

Welcome Sharon!

The Lord IS GOOD!! What a blessing that He gives us the needed wisdom to face whatever we are called to in this life...AND in our marriages! :)

On another note, as you were leaving me a comment here I was leaving you one on your latest post and bookmarking your blog on my sidebar! Interesting isn't it?

May the Lord bless you today.
In Him,

Heather said...

Thanks, Camille, for all your wonderful advice, whether it's about kids or cooking or marriage.
You're always inspiring.
love, Heather

Camille said...

Heather ~ Your comment is very sweet...please know that you are a blessing to me too! May all Glory be given to our GREAT GOD!!

In His Love,