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WISDOM IN THE HOME
It is no secret that there is a war on, and the battle is for marriages! Divorce rates are said to be skyrocketing and statistics reveal that Christian homes, though slightly lower, are certainly also under severe enemy fire. What is the essence of the problem, and what is the solution?
JOHNNY LINGO'S EIGHT-COW WIFE
By James Dobson
When I visited the South Pacific Islands, I took a note book along. When I got back, among all my notes, the only sentence that still interested me was the one that said, “Johnny Lingo gave eight cows to Sarita’s father.” Eight cows for a wife! ...
PRINCIPALS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE 1. OUR TESTIMONY
Mandy and I were married on the 5th of June 1976.
It was during the time of the war in Rhodesia, and for the first six months of our marriage, I was in the army (compulsory call up) for six weeks at a time, with ten days’ break in between. Not a great start, but we were in love ...
PRINCIPALS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE 2. GRACE AND MERCY
There are far too many tragic stories out there. Many people believe that a happy marriage is quite impossible.
Well, I want you to know that it is possible. And not only is it possible for someone out there to be happy, but it is also very possible for you to pick up your broken marriage and enjoy the true love, peace and joy it brings.
PRINCIPALS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE 3. THE GENDER ISSUE
Speaking of gender, I must say that I do not agree with the common philosophy that marriage is a 50/50 thing. I understand by that philosophy, that each partner should contribute 50% to the marriage. I believe, rather that marriage is a 100/100 thing. To me, the 50/50 thing sounds too selfish. I have given my 50%, now where is yours ...?
PRINCIPALS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE 4. SEX & SELF-CONTROL
Some years ago, I discovered the following verse in the Bible which is key to a good marriage relationship.
“You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.” (Leviticus 18:19)
PRINCIPALS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE 5. TAKING THE LEAD
Without leadership, any venture is headed for failure. Marriage is no different.
A happy marriage does not just happen. A successful business does not just happen. A beautiful garden does not just happen.
PRINCIPALS OF A HAPPY HARRIAGE 6. HOLY SPIRIT - ENHANCED LOVE
If the foundation of the marriage is selfishness and pride, then it will fall apart. But, if the foundation is based upon humility and a servant heart, then difficulties just draw couples to a beautiful depth of love which is unmatched and beyond human capabilities.