[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter thirty-five years of marriage, I feel highly qualified to share a few encouraging facts about the secret to marriage longevity. As I promised, they can be summarized into five (5) words. If, after reading this brief article, you have suggestions of your own, please feel free to let me know.
Once the first seven years of marriage have passed you know, those years of adjustment when he establishes who wears the pants, and reminds you to be subservient, and you wonder what happened to all those “courting days” promises of peace, love, chocolates, and flowers well, that was yesterday! Now you now take control, but not in obvious ways!
When something needs repairing, don’t come right out and say so; just mention it in passing, during lunch or perhaps during dinner.
Keep Jesus ever close, and wisdom He will grant. Patience will be your virtue, and prayer your best ally; for you see, in a day or two or even ten, hubby will say to you, “My dear, I think that thing needs fixing. I’ll get to it today.” The idea must be his!
You see, my friend, the key is always to remember that the idea must be his! Never feel offended, or say “I have a brain”. Of course you do, for we all know that behind every successful man is a brilliant woman YOU! And behind that brilliant woman is her precious Lord and Saviour — Jesus! He will never insult, leave, nor forsake you.
What most men fail to realize is “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing; And obtaineth favour of the Lord!” (Proverbs 18:22) In other words, they can’t live without us!
That’s it! My secret to marriage longevity in a nutshell THE IDEA MUST BE HIS! As Promised those are the five (5) words!
H. Lena Jones has a passion for all things spiritual. Her strict Anglican upbringing encouraged her deep commitment to Jesus Christ. This has grown over the years. Writing is a special gift. She hopes to encourage many to give their lives to Jesus. Her website is: www.dailysoulfoodforyou.com
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