How to Turn Your Marriage Around in 2017

How to Turn Your Marriage Around

No matter where you are in your marriage relationship, with God’s grace you can turn your marriage around in 2017. I don’t know a couple who hasn’t experienced cycles of sin in their relationship. Remember, individually and corporately, the power of this verse:

But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we con- fess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:7-9 (NLT)

If there is any type of hidden sin in your lives, it will fight against your intimacy. You must turn the light on and cleanse your marriage from sinful patterns.

Early in our pastoral ministry, a young couple sought our counsel. The wife and husband had sought out a Christian counselor. When the husband expressed his desire to watch pornography, the “Christian” counselor encouraged them both to watch sex video together to stimulate physical intimacy. Opening the door to pornography as a couple brought a license to sin into their home. The wife, in particular, felt dirty and devalued by this pornography. They had invited the world into their bedroom, rather than the Holy One who is the Giver of great sex. When they turned away from pornography and were cleansed from their individual sin, their home life and marital oneness were established in purity.

Turn Your Marriage Around in 2017

You may not have brought pornography into your bedroom, but are there things that you have allowed to come into your life that fight against intimacy with your spouse? If so, turn the light on. If you confess your sin to God, not only will He forgive you, but He will cleanse you and put your marital intimacy on the right track.

If there is only one of you working on purity in your marriage, you will face barriers that only God can remove. If you are in this situation, ask God to show you your next steps.

Be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit to help you turn your marriage around. Are you supposed to spend more time together? Are you to surprise him or her with acts of service? Is there a gift you are supposed to buy to express your loyal love? Are you supposed to contact a Christian counselor to help you resolve your issues? (Remember to seek out good references and establish the integrity of his or her counsel.) Is there a marriage retreat that you should invest in? Is there a book that you are to read together? God is for you! Trust Him! 

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Abundant Living

Do you live generously?

Giving doesn’t give in to pettiness.  It’s not about the showing of giving. It’s about the largeness of heart to live in generosity.  Jesus watched the giving in the temple one day and he watched the great fanfare of the Pharisaical giving with the trumpet sounds to call attention to themselves, but then he saw the true giver.  It was a widow who gave everything she had.

Be a giver who gives like the widow, give abundantly.

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Multiplied Life

Do you have a large vision for your life?

The Master’s key to living and giving is placed in the hands through the overflow of his goodness.  We learn to give when we learn to seek God’s ways.  Our life becomes abundant when we start living out of his abundant love.  Freely we receive freely we give.

Giving is a life issue of living in the breath of God’s love and potential.  We expand our influence when we live in the largeness of God’s grace in giving and forgiving.   He grants relationships and resources to those he knows will give to others.

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Expectant Hush

Do you find yourselves rushing from place to place?

Let’s approach Christmas with an expectant hush rather than the last minute rush.  If we keep in mind the wonder and beauty of God being born on Earth, Emmanuel God with us.  The miracle of Christmas is not in the moment, but in the lifetime of lasting memories.

Traditions of lighting the tree, or decorating the cookies or singing Christmas carols, these are all family memories that build that expectancy, but it’s the sharing of the time together, the wonderment of a child being born.  Let the expectant hush of Christmas light your path today.

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Discover the Joy of Giving

Have you learned the joy of giving?

The key to everything is giving. In God’s economy we can’t out give God.  I remember the first time I learned to give.  It was during Vacation Bible School and we were raising money for Africa. Everyday we would see a picture of how much we gave.

And I began saving all my quarters that I had been saving for candy and sweets, God captured my heart and I gave it to him. I emptied my piggy bank and I gave it all to those that needed it more than I.  I received the joy of Giving that day there was something about giving it all away that helped me to receive from God.

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Joy Filled Giving

Do you want to grow closer to God and know his heart?

As you and I learn to know God’s heart we will learn to cultivate true giving.  Joy filled giving holds us close to the heartbeat of Jesus. It takes us past dead traditions into the arms of Jesus.

I am filled with Joy when…

… I let go of the past, but cherish it’s sweetness.

… I live in the present, and embrace the new normal.

… I lay hold of the future, with hope and expectation.

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Refreshed by God’s Presence

Aren’t you glad that the meaning of your life is not measured by the sum total of the mundane moments of your days.

All of us need a fresh experience of God’s presence in the midst of our ordinary hectic lives.

In the blaze of the summer heat we need the cool breeze that comes with God’s healing rain.

So take a moment right now, breath in deep and welcome his refreshing, restoring and rejuvenating presence.

When you walk moment by moment with God every day has meaning.

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

 Zephaniah 3:17

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