Do You Know These 12 Hard Truths About Marriage?

12 Hard Truths About Marriage

1. Your spouse needs to feel safe with you.

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There is nothing that threatens the security of a man than the thought of another man competing for the attention and affection of his wife. Nothing is more painful. Nothing is more disrespecting. Nothing is more insulting. Nothing is more belittling and degrading.
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2. Marriage requires hard work

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Marriage flourishes when the couple works together as a team; when both husband and wife decide that winning together is more important than keeping score.
Good marriages don’t just happen. They are a product of hard work.
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3. Your marriage will influence your children’s marriage

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Your children are watching you and forming lasting opinions on love, commitment, and marriage based on what they see in you. Give them hope. Make them look forward to marriage.
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4. You are responsible for your spouse’s looks

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Husbands: The reason why other women look attractive is because someone is taking good care of them. Grass is always green where it is watered. Instead of drooling over the green grass on the other side of the fence, work on yours and water it regularly. Any man can admire a beautiful woman, but it takes a true gentleman to make a woman admirable and beautiful.
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5. Your spouse should be your priority. 

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When a husband puts his wife first above everyone and everything except God, it gives his wife the sense of security and honor that every wife hungers for.
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6. It’s not all about the Benjamins

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A successful marriage doesn’t require a big house, a perfect spouse, a million dollars or an expensive car. You can have all the above and still have a miserable marriage. A successful marriage requires honesty, undying commitment and selfless love and Jesus at the center of it all.
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7. Your spouse needs your prayers

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Pray for your spouse every day; in the morning, in the afternoon and at evening. Don’t wait until there is a problem. Don’t wait until there is an affair. Don’t wait until something bad happens. Don’t wait until your spouse is tempted. Shield your spouse with prayer and cover your marriage with the fence of prayer.
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8. Friends can influence your marriage

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The people you surround yourself with have a lot of influence on your marriage. Friends can build or break your marriage; choose them wisely.
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9. It takes two determined people

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One spouse cannot build a marriage alone when the other spouse is committed to destroying it. Marriage works when both husband and wife work together as a team to build their marriage.
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10. Value your spouse or you could lose them.

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Don’t take your spouse for granted. Nor take advantage of your spouse’s meekness and goodness. Don’t mistake your spouse’s loyalty for desperation. Nor misuse or abuse your spouse’s trust. You may end up regretting after losing someone that meant so much to you.
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11. Not all good advice is good advice.

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Beware of marital advice from single people. Regardless of how sincere their advice may be, most of it is theoretical and not derived from real life experiences. If you really need Godly advice, seek it from God-fearing, impartial and prayerful mature couples whose resolve has been tested by time and shaped by trials.
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12. Shhhhhh…

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Dear wife, Don’t underestimate the power of the tongue on your marriage. The tongue has the power to crush your marriage or build it up. Don’t let the Devil use your tongue to kill your spouse’s image, self-confidence, and aspirations. Let God use your tongue to build up your marriage and bless and praise your spouse.
Please, send this to as many couples as you know, love and care about…and single people who will need it soon.
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SOURCE: Anonymous
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Orode

Tank driving, cheeky amazon from Warri Kingdom. Copywriter by day, blogger by night, foodie round the clock.

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