If You Want Your Marriage to Prosper, Don’t Trash It!
Why is there such a tendency to run and
find someone to unload all the ugly details on
when a marriage relationship is struggling?
Gossip is not good in any form and
it is especially harmful in marriages.
Why would a spouse want to gossip and air their own dirty laundry about their own spouse?
Do You Want Your Marriage to Prosper?
Then Do NOT Trash It!
Deborah McCarragher, author of “Mission Possible – Spiritual Covering,” addressed this issue on her blog in the article “Does Your Garbage Stink? Don’t Trash Your Marriage…”
She explains that when we are emotionally hurt we want to get some sympathy from someone else. She goes on to quote Joyce Meyer’s advice for hurting hearts: “Run to the Throne instead of the phone.”
Deborah shares why this is so important…
“It’s a simple concept: when you’ve been emotionally hurt and you want some sympathy from your best friend or neighbor, run to God instead. He will listen without prejudice and love you without condemnation. Most importantly, He will not just tell you what you want to hear. He will speak directly to your heart.” (read more)
And, still addressing the issue of turning to others during relationship struggles, Deborah wrote the following powerful message…
“Though we can be an oasis at times for others, we must point them to Jesus, the eternal well of Living Water. God’s Word quenches every thirst and satisfies truly parched souls. It holds the key to a fulfilling marriage – even when only one of you follow it’s principles.” (read more)
“Just remember that grace extended goes a long way to fostering harmony in the home.”
— Deborah McCarragher
Go now and take a moment to read the entire article on Deborah McCarragher’s blog. She gives additional advice and biblical insights to encourage thriving, prosperous marriages.
I also highly recommend getting a copy of Deborah McCarragher’s Christian non-fiction book “Mission Possible.” It was written for women who love the Lord, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion. It is meant to encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promise for their spouse and future together.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.”
— Isaiah 26:3
Bottom line: We all know relationships are hard work – especially marriages. And if we want our marriage to prosper then we need to think twice before trashing it and unloading our hurt feelings on others. Strive first and always to take it to the Lord!
May you always run to God first and allow Him to help your marriage to prosper and your life to abound in growing prosperity!
Be Blessed to Be a Blessing –
God bless you always,
When your feelings are hurt in your marriage –
Do you run to God first or others?
BEFORE YOU GO…Please leave your answer in the comment section below and then tweet and share with others…
You’re welcome Deborah. You’re writing is an encouragement to me and I know it will be to others also!
Thank you so much for incorporating my Blog and message into your post today. My ultimate goal is to help women understand that even in a spiritually mismatched marriage – you can honor God and your spouse. Self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit, and I would venture to say – is the most important to maintain. Without it, the other “fruits” just wouldn’t be manifested in our lives.
God bless and again – I appreciate your post and endorsement. 🙂