Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
So if Jesus is the way that means He alone is the way; not Hollywood, not reality shows, nothing outside of His Word for God is His Word. And the Word became flesh and we beheld his glory.....John (1:14). So only what His Word says about marriage is the Truth and final. Ooh that's a word that carries a lot of weight, but that's what we do when we reverence God.
How be it when he the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you into all Truth. For He shall not speak of Himself, but what so ever He shall hear that shall He speak and He will show you things to come.(John 16:13) Funny how we keep seeing the word Truth; people you have to tell the truth to your spouse if you want things to get better. "If I don't tell them right now"".....isn't that a statement that sounds like it can only go down hill from there. Yea so tell the truth all the time, when both of you agree to do this it creates a mindset to NOT do things that will make you have to lie your way out of them.
God ordained marriage in the beginning: For this reason man shall leave his Mother and Father and cleave unto his own wife. (Gen 2:24)
You have to close all doors. If you are not married to them don't talk to them; the devil loves when you invite him in. Ladies sharing heartfelt things with the opposite sex is the #1 way the devil is invited in. Sharing them with ladies only starts gossip and is the #2 way you let the devil in. Men you were called to be priest over your household so go to God about it. Lead the wife and children by your actions not your complaining; as a wife sees her husband go to God when things are tight or just not what you had at all expected, it is the man's actions that show the wife what to do as well as the children and yes they are paying attention. Seek ye first the kingdom of God. Pray before you start your day together, husband and wife as well as before you go to sleep. Choose to do these little things as part of your daily routines like brushing your teeth, yes you are supposed to do that daily. After a while of doing this and being consistent you will definitely be able to tell the difference when you forget to pray before starting your day; I know that I can tell when I forget so I propose stopping everything you're doing and praying right then and there no matter where you are or what you're doing.
Again you have to be open and honest with each other. Operate in the truth. God ordained marriage in the beginning, He ordained it, He created it so without Him in it, it will not work. Get the secrets out, come clean and tell the TRUTH. Learn early to keep the outside doors closed. Just because you're mad or angry it doesn't give you liberty to open a door. Give it to God, pray together always about everything and DO NOT LET the sun go down on your wrath. Eph 4:26
So remember the Truth may not be the popular thing going on around you, but it is the TRUTH, which is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
"Hear, O Israel:The Lord our God is one Lord"
Be Blessed Family,
From Dquandra and Jordan Hulitt