The Power Of Our Words Within Our Christian Marriage

July 17, 2012

When was the last time we spoke positively about our Christian marriages to our spouses or those within our inner circle? The bible reminds us of the importance of our words in Proverbs 18:21  “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  We are going to face trials in our Christian marriage, but remember the valuable advice provided here on!   One person that realizes that we are having problems now but we’re a team and we will get through this at some point.

I once heard a preacher say that he had come across a couple that had been married for a very long time and appeared to still have that spark.  The preacher asked the couple how they were able to have such a great marriage after so long.  The couple responded,” We never fell out of love at the same time.”  What they were saying is that the Lord gave them enough grace that whenever they faced trials, one of them were always committed to their Christian marriage team! How awesome is that to know that we all have a choice to keep hope for our marriages alive.

The attitude we choose to have about our marriage can either help us through our trying times or make our trying times more difficulty by dividing our team.  The enemy would have it that every Christian marriage would fall apart and he would use our own mouths and actions to make it fall apart.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  (John 10:10)  In John 10:10 we are reminded that the enemy wants to destroy Christian marriages and families but God will be a covering for us if we make him Lord of our lives.  We must also learn to put our marriage in its proper priority and do things to enhance our marriages through date nights or going to Christian marriage retreats.

This past week I had the opportunity to watch a Christian based movie called “Marriage Retreat.”  This movie dealt with Christian marriage issues in an interesting way.  It was entertaining but also thought provoking.  I will not tell you the entire movie but I do want to share with you one statement that still remains with me and probably will forever.  A husband had an addiction and his wife was fed up with it.  She decided she wanted to end the marriage but not before she told him exactly what she thought of him and his addiction.

The Christian marriage retreat they attended tested their commitment to the Christian marriage differently.  She wasn’t able to leave without at least giving their marriage a true chance.  They were literally forced to hash things out.  The husband became really emotional ,he admitted he had a serious problem and then he made a statement that  I believe every woman should hear. “When I fall, I know I have fallen. I do not need you to tell me, I need you to HELP me get back up.”

ChristianMarriageHQ Challenge:  Is your marriage at a rough spot right now?  What are you doing to encourage the team?  Are you using your words to help your marriage or are you adding to the stress of it? “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21


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