“Show love and respect in your marriage.”

Two weeks ago, my parents celebrated their 35th anniversary together. While it has been no walk in the park, I am very grateful and fortunate to have both of my parents still in my life and still in the same union.

Over the past year, I have had so many friends get engaged and quite a few have already gotten married.
I personally have always felt that marriage is a heavy subject since you are no longer caring for yourself but you take on the responsibility of taking care of someone else and all that comes with them.
I can’t put into words what a marriage is or what it really means since I myself am not married but a brother once gave a public discourse at my local Kingdom Hall that I really enjoyed and I took a few notes to remind myself of a few things when it comes to marriage that I would like to share.

“Show love and respect in your marriage.”

  • All we have to do is listen and obey and Jehovah will bless our efforts.
  • Ephesians 5:33
  • Matthew 11:29,30
  • If the husband is too bossy, it becomes a problem for the wife to submit.
  • Jehovah created each one of us with specific roles.
  • Husbands should take the lead in all matters but always be considerate of his wife.
  • 1st Timothy 6:17-19
  • Husbands need to make spiritual provisions for their families.
  • Take the lead in family worship and out in the ministry.
  • 1st Peter 3:1,7
  • Jehovah created both sexes weak, women just happen to be weaker.
  • Jehovah does not take lightly to the way men mistreat women.
  • A wife must sense that she is loved.
  • Communication is vital.
  • Respect does not come all at once .
  • Even after long marriages have taken their course, you should never strive to stop.
  • Ephesians 5:24 (Husbands should continue.)
  • The wife should help the husband, not compete with him.
  • Proverbs 31:17,27
  • What makes our husbands happy?
  • Capable wife- Proverbs 31
  • Hebrews 13:4
  • Nagging and complaining will only push your partner away.
  • Judges 16:16
  • Ecclesiastes 7:7
  • The words we choose and the tone we set can build up or break down our marriage.
  • 1st Corinthians 13:4-8
  • Keep making love grow.

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