"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears her down." (Proverbs 14:1)
This week begins what our dear pastor is calling, Marriage Boot Camp Week! For one hour, each evening for five straight days, We will engage in intensive prayer, scripture, and teaching to help strengthen our marriages.The timing is PERFECT. With brutal attacks on Traditional Marriage by outside forces and the rise of divorce among Christians. It's Time To Battle! (Ephes. 6:10-18)
Let me tell you why after 43 years of marriage I've decided to go! It wasn't an easy choice. My husband and I don't attend the same church so we rarely worship together. I dread being one half of a couple. We're also very comfortable in our marriage. We've a strong commitment based on faithfulness and respect. Battling years of marital storms you just figure you''ll be together "until death do us part." Finally, after seeing so many jacked up relationships (random hook-ups, same-sex, freaky sex, open, down-low), although not perfect.we surely couldn't do any worse than those!! Yet, for these reasons and more I feel compelled to go...even as the song goes..."If I have to go by Myself."
1. Every marriage is worth fighting for if you truly "love" your mate. But you've got to have the right weapons. Boot camp is for TRAINING!
2. Never take your marriage or mate for granted...people and things change in a moment.
Marriages have seasons, you need to know them and how to flourish when they change.
Boot camp is for PLANTING AND GROWING!
3. If you want to thrive and survive in marriage we need check-ups, tune-ups and often
"total overhauls" in our thinking about ourselves, our spouses, and other people
who might impact our relationship. Boot Camp is for NURTURING!
So Here's the Deal...This Wise Woman is on her way to Boot Camp ... My house could use a few more repairs... How about Yours?