Love and happiness are not found by seeking them for yourself, but rather by giving them to others. Don’t overlook the little courtesies, encouragements, and affectionate acts. Lack of love is the biggest destroyer of marriage.*The Revised Standard Version of the Bible, (C) 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:5, 6). Thoughts uncontrolled are like an automobile left in neutral on a steep hill; the result could be disaster.“Do not let the sun go down on your wrath” (Ephesians ). “Forgetting those things which are behind” (Philippians ).
So spend as much time as possible doing things together. Used by permission.“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. Answer: Has love nearly disappeared from your home? “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians ).
Jesus can wash away bitterness and disappointment and restore love and happiness.“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew ). “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally” (James 1:5). This is a wonderful activity that will help your marriage succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
Adultery will always hurt you and everyone else in your family.
God, who knows our mind, body, and feelings, said, “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus ).
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).Kneel before God and ask Him for true love for one another, for forgiveness, for strength, for wisdom—for the solution to problems. You won’t be automatically cured of every fault, but God will have greater access to change your heart and actions.“What God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:6).