Monday, September 10, 2012

Revive Your Marriage Attitude


The focus for this week's Revive Your Marriage is Attitude!  If you have been married any length of time, you understand that attitudes can change.  Our mates are not perfect and we are called upon to give much more of ourselves than we ever have before...talk about attitude adjustment!

Through the years of married life, our attitudes continually change.  Adjustments are made and often we fall into a comfortable lifestyle with out mates.  As wives, we can almost mechanically feed him, clothe him, love him and send him off to work.  We learn that comfortable love - he is always there and fits perfectly into our home. 

But....our husband is to be our highest human priority.  It's not just about meeting his needs, its about being his best friend, his cheerleader, his support and the love of his life. Again...attitudes may need adjusting!  This week's challenge is about attitude:

It does a marriage good to go back and reflect on those qualities that attracted us to one another in the beginning.  Looking over picture albums through the years is a great reminder of the many special moments shared in a marriage.  Repeating our wedding vows, recommitting in our heart to be a wife and woman filled with commitment, faithfulness, love, grace and make his life and home better is ways to revive our attitude. 
 
Reviving our marriages can get a jump start with our attitude.  What kind of wife do we want to be?  Is our mission and purpose that of Proverbs 31:28-29 where the husband praises the wife by saying “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”?  This is one area of life we need to strive to be the best!   Our attitudes can bring joy and blessing to our marriage even in the midst of trying circumstances.  I'm challenged this week to be a blessing to my husband with a revived attitude!
 
Elisabeth Elliot gave some sound advice to married women.  You married him because you loved him, now you love him because you married him.  That wraps up our commitment, purpose and attitude in a short phrase.  It is our attitude that will bring joy and blessing into that commitment.

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