Proverbs 16:3 says, "commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established".  I wonder if I could also say, "commit the works in your marriage to the Lord and the plans for your marriage will be established"?  The problem with these changes is you must work within your marriage and also have plans for your marriage.  According to this promise, if we committ our works to the Lord (even in our marriage), then He will establish our plans (also in our marriage).  In other words, if I am committed to my wife, and serve and love her as a committment to God, and in obedience to Him, my plans for a long, healthy and fruitful relationship with my wife will be met.  My role as a spouse is to 1) work and 2) plan.  In my personal experience, I see many couples get past number 1) but have a lot of difficulty with 2).  It's interesting to me that in our businesses, with our finances, in our education, even within our families, we have plans for success.  But where is our plan to succeed in marriage?  Consider a plan today.  One that includes; date nights, couple studies, retreats and prayer.  Remember, "commit...and He will establish".  DVC

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1. Kris wrote:
You are SO right. Keith and I at the very beginning of our marriage told each other we would NEVER use or threaten with the D word (divorce)no matter what. We have worshipped together, gone to bible studies, go to our knees in prayer together, and love each other unconditional. That's not to say it's all been perfect, it hasn't, but the committment was there from the very first and working together in the relationship has just made our love deepen over the years. We will celebrate 30 years of marriage this coming October.
So glad you are blogging now!

Wed, March 23, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

2. Gulia wrote:
That would be a clash, a strong dmgrsaeeient . . . "row", "ou" as in ouch; dispute, quarrel. Have you had one yet? There are techniques to "grow" your marriage even in the middle of them.What do you think?

Fri, March 9, 2012 @ 10:21 PM

3. lulvxg wrote:
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Mon, March 12, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

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