Oh, friends. I am excited and nervous to let you all know that come October 1, I'll be doing a 31 day series on a stronger marriage. Part of me is wondering what in the world I'm doing because a) that means I'll have 31 blog posts to get together and b) I'm not a marriage expert so someone else should be doing this.
But when God lays something on your heart, it's better to just give in and do it.
So, October 1-31, I'll be posting each day (we hope!) on how to have a stronger marriage. I'm writing and sharing out of my own personal study. Anything I share is because I am learning this as I go and am trying to put it into practice. Any daily challenges I share are by no means areas that I have conquered. In fact, I'm pretty sure these are things I will need to work on the rest of my life.
I have seen my own marriage come under attack these days (don't worry, Mom, we're okay!) and in talking with another friend, she mentioned that not only were they feeling the heat, but that her Sunday School class had echoed the same thing.
I know my husband and I are not alone when it comes to working on our marriage. Marriage is hard. Life is hard. But I'd rather work on my marriage and go through life united with my husband than without him. After all, he is one good catch!
I have already seen God do some pretty awesome stuff in my marriage as a result of reading and applying His Word and I want you to experience it, too!
2 Peter 1:3-4 "As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness! And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature.
So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better. Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. Godliness leads to love for other Christians, and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more you will become productive and useful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop these virtues are blind or, at least, very shortsighted. They have already forgotten that God has cleansed them from their old life of sin."
If you needed a passage of Scripture that makes the hope well up in your soul, this.is.it.
Do you see what I see? I don't need a checklist for how to be a better Christian or a better wife. I need more Jesus.
So, will you join me in this pursuit of Jesus and watch Him overflow in and around your role as a wife?
I promise, it's gonna be good, and you're not going to want to miss out on God changing your marriage. If you're not already a subscriber on Purposeful Homemaking, be sure to do that right now. There's strength in number, friends, and if we can all be encouraged together during the 31 days of October and see our marriages blossom, it will be one awesome thing.
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