No one wants to be committed and couples do not want to go through the trouble of working things out just because nowadays you shouldn’t put up with anything! In my case I got married at an early age and although I now think I acted impulsively and without a need to do so, I realize that God had it all planned for it to be that way.
Today for the glory of God I have 19 years and a half of married. The road has not been easy and never has lacked times in test. My husband and I love each other more than when we were first married and this is because God gives you love towards your partner, the kind you can not imagine and you will always be one in love like the first day. For this it is essential first to put God as the center of your family and second to learn to pray. Today I will give my first tip to have a healthy and successful marriage. Without Christ we can not be a good wife or husband.
If you decide you want Jesus to be the one who governs and bless your marriage, you need to commit to two things: pray and forgive. The Our Father, is our prayer guide see: Matthew 6: 7-15 - "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."
When you sanctify God’s name, ask for his kingdom come and pray for forgiveness of your sins and your partners sins you will feel much better and will be at peace. A peaceful person is a happy person, and when you’re happy you are of blessings to your family. This should be done every day. Prayer and forgiveness is the foundation of Christ. The Christian who does not pray does not walk with God and the Christian who doesn’t forgive, the devil tricks them and takes advantage over him. I will continue to share what I have learned from book that has helped me a great deal: "The man of truth (El Varon de Verdad)" written by evangelical pastor Lucas Rojas, who I miss dearly since he past on Oct 2008, but his teachings still live in my heart.
Part II of this post: Breaking the Chains of Grudge (Successful and Healthy Marriage II)