February 19, 2016

Marriage on Lent Day #7

I am hoping you will join us on our 40 day journey of praying for the marriage's of those around us. My sweet friend told me once, "wedding problems are always a spiritual battle," with our prayers to the Father, they will be our weapons to fight with God for the hearts and unions of those around us. So get your list and join us in prayer.  The guest posts will bless those who are praying and also those of us who are married or know married people. I love that each post is very different. Get ready for some wonderful encouragement and powerful thoughts and prayers. Enjoy these blessings.

Many thanks to James Boone for today's guest post.

This is only my opinion of how I see a Marriage:

Marriage is not a race to see who wins, nor is it a competition. Marriage is a journey with two people to form one couple. This can only truly be accomplished if you understand what Marriage IS and what it is NOT.

What Marriage is NOT:

1. We view everything in life as a competition, and most of it is somewhat of a competition, however Marriage is NOT.
2. Marriage is NOT a RACE.
3. Marriage is NOT easy.
4. Marriage is NOT always fun and games.
5. Marriage is NOT always getting your way.
6. Marriage is NOT being judgmental.
7. Marriage is NOT unrealistic expectations.
8. Marriage is NOT a chance.
9. Marriage is NOT ________ .

What Marriage IS:

1. Marriage IS a STRUGGLE.
2. Marriage IS great.
3. Marriage IS hard.
4. Marriage IS an accomplishment.
5. Marriage IS rewarding.
6. Marriage IS satisfying.
7. Marriage IS understanding.
8. Marriage IS joyful.
9. Marriage IS being accepting of the other.
10. Marriage IS happiness.
11. Marriage IS a choice.
12. Marriage IS an opportunity.
13. Marriage IS gratifying.
14. Marriage IS bliss.

"Two people can't truly exist without Struggles, let alone exist with one you love, success comes from the STRUGGLES." ......James Boone.

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the PAST better than it was, the PRESENT better than it is, and the FUTURE less resolved than it will be." .....Marcel Pagnol


Terri Wolfe said...

Thanks for the nifty (old word from old person) way in which you very succinctly said some very powerful things.