There are basically 3 categories of people in this world. Those who are HAPPILY married, those who are HOPING to get married and those who are SORRY they ever got married. Unfortunately, I run into a lot of people who find themselves in that last category. However, I’ve got awesome news for you if you happen to be someone in that last group.
I am convinced that there are at least 5 reasons your marriage could be stronger and healthier than it has ever been.
1. Because you’re willing to swallow your pride and finally ask for some help
Trust me, I know how hard it can sometimes be to admit that we can’t make something work on our own. But there are some things in this world that we were never intended to do alone and marriage is one of them. Don’t drown when there are lifelines all around you in the water. There are people near you with healthy marriages who can and want to help if you will just swallow your pride, take a step and ask them for it.
2. Because you’re willing to accept responsibility instead of focusing only on your rights.
One of the greatest reasons for relationship trouble is unmet expectations. When we feel like we’ve been cheated or denied something we desire or deserve, it creates unbelievable tension. But when we switch our minds from reacting and being bitter to taking leadership and acting on what we know is right to do, we become the catalyst for change in our marriage. This takes great courage but the difference it makes will surprise you.
3. Because you realize that your kids are counting on you to show them what love is in REAL LIFE and not just a Hollywood version of it
Our children see enough fantasy. What they really need is to see what two people look like who are flawed and have weaknesses, fight through their differences to show them what honoring a commitment is really all about. They need to know that you don’t have to be the Brady bunch to still have a marriage that can go the distance. They will thank you and honor you for it, trust me.
4. Because your willing to find a local church and give God a chance to work in your life.
The very act of getting up together and heading to a life giving church is beneficial to a marriage because it fills you with the sense that you are both committed to making it work and getting the help you need. But once you’re there, God can do more in one moment to rebuild and reunite hearts than we could do by ourselves in years. It’s just true.
5. Because CCA is starting a series THIS SUNDAY that could absolutely change everything for you.
Beginning February 8th and through March 1st, we are starting THIS and if my marriage was in trouble, I would do anything and everything to make sure I was there. God created marriage and no one understands how something works better than the original architect and engineer of a thing. This is going to be a game changer and we hope to see you there!