Sunday, January 8, 2012

Make Time for Love

I don’t think there are many people that would disagree with the fact that having a successful marriage takes a lot of work.  There are tons of distractions, both internally and externally that compete for our time, energy and affection.  And if we’re not careful, the dedication that belongs to our spouse will be given to our career, our friends or even our children.  So I want to encourage you to make time for love.  Put your spouse on your To-Do List.  Make them a priority just like that meeting at work or the oil change for your car.  Give them the same attention that you give your sick child or your ailing parent.  I use these examples because, many times, we take our mates for granted, assuming that their needs will somehow miraculously be taken care of while we run off and give our attention to other things and other people.  NOT!  Your marriage is an organic entity that needs nurturing.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Marriages don’t self-maintain.  It takes consistent effort for them to be good and stay good.  Now, you can take that to the bank, cash it and tell ‘em I sent you!

So now that we’re clear about the priority our marriages should take, let’s set some  marriages goals for 2012.  Despite the media hype, it is possible to love and enjoy your spouse and have a fulfilling marriage.  Below, I’d like to share with you my faith confession over my marriage for this month and this year:

“Father, I thank You that my marriage is thriving and my husband has no need of spoil and our marriage bed is undefiled. I thank You that my husband's heart does safely trust in me because I honor and submit to him in EVERYTHING and in EVERY hidden agendas or impure motives. I thank You, Father, that our level of intimacy exceeds far past the bedroom and we are willing partners in this relationship…for life.”*

I’d love to hear about your marriage goals for the year. Send me an email to  Also, follow me on Twitter: @MightyMarriage.

To Marriage With Love,

*Scripture References: Heb. 13:4 (Amp); Eph. 5:22 (Amp)