Monday, May 18, 2009

Marriage First

Marriage First.

Seems like a no-brainer right?...But when we spend all day thinking about and caring for our children, we can easily forget and/or neglect the needs of our husbands. We attempt to meet the needs of our children all day long, why can't we do the same for our husbands?

Proverbs 31 says, "Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life." In order for our marriage to stay strong, we must make every attempt to be good to our husbands, showing him that he is (and our relationship is) more important than anything else in our lives.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, mentions a few ways we can do this:

-Thank God DAILY for such a terrific guy, mentioning specific qualities for which you are grateful.

-Look for DAILY ways to be a blessing to your husband (trying to understand what pleases him, anticipating his needs, etc.)

As challenging as this may be (especially at the end of a long and tiring day), we must remember that our marriage (and our husbands) are worth all of our love, effort, sacrifice and investment!