What does this passage mean to you?
BLOG: It's been a while since I've blogged about marriage. Not that I've been ignoring it, but life has a way of distracting you.
An older gentleman walked up to me one day and said, "Marriage must be made in heaven!" I asked him why - knowing full well that he was leading me on to some sarcastic answer. His answer? "Well, God must have sent me an angel because she harps at me all the time." To which his wife punches him in the shoulder and advises him to shut up. As his pastor, I suggested that he followed his wife's' recommendation. "I didn't have time for a funeral this week." He just grinned at me?
Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
That verse can go both ways. She who finds a husband finds a good thing too. (And all the husbands said, AMEN!)
What can you do to make your marriage better?
Realize that God wants you to have someone in your life that is a blessing to you, then start treating them that way. Too often, we see our faults in our spouse then complain about it.
Try using manners. I am awful at saying, "please" and "thank you." I don't know why. But over time I've tried to say it more and more. My wife positively responds to those words.
Bless your marriage. If you put God in the middle of your marriage and family, you will become a blessing to your family.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to be a blessing today. AMEN