Inspiration Marriage Relationships

Keep Hope Alive In Your Marriage

May 2, 2016

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My husband went on a work trip this past week. He only travels about 4 weeks per year for his job and I am grateful. I love having him close by. 😍

A young, single friend stopped by to pick something up a couple of hours before my husband arrived home. I was straightening up the house and she could see my excitement for his return. As she was leaving she remarked, “Wow, if I get married one day, I hope I am as excited as you when my husband comes home from a trip.”

I thought that was so sweet. 😊

But then I began thinking about the wives who might not be as excited about their husband’s arrival when they return from a work trip.

And then I started tearing up.

Marriage is wonderful, but it can be really difficult too. Our marriage has certainly had its ups and downs. Neither of us are perfect and our personalities are very different from each other…

But we love each other.

Our deep love was cultivated because of our relationship with Jesus Christ. And because of our relationship with God, we choose not to give up on each other.

Every day we have a choice to build our marriage on a strong foundation or to tear it down. Of course no person is perfect, but with God’s strength, I believe that every marriage can thrive if we choose to keep working on our marriages and to not give up on each other.

Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) says , “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

No matter what state your marriage is in, I encourage you to grab onto hope today. Let’s each think of one new way to bless our spouse today. Let’s never give up building a strong foundation for our marriages.

 

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    Anita
    May 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

    This is so true! Very early in our marriage ( I had become a believer and my husband still was in our old ungodly lifestyle) I was so tired of it all and I was so not looking forward to him coming home. I was praying- maybe I needed to leave this situation? I read a ladies magazine about rekindling love that said simply ” tell your self what you loved about your spouse, tell yourself you are excited to see him when he come home from work…” I prayed. I asked God to renew my heart. He did. My husband would get saved a year or so later and became a very godly man. We are now to celebrate 36 years of marriage! God can do all things!
    So glad you are writing!!

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      Yoon
      May 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      That is so beautiful! What a wonderful testimony!

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    Susie
    May 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I’m usually too exhausted to be excited for his return but how is it that you with 5 children can still be excited for C after all these years? Really must be God so I’ll pray for that as well! Love you guys

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      Yoon
      May 4, 2016 at 4:10 am

      Thanks Susie! Well, my kids are older than yours! It does get easier…trust me! And although my youngest is 3, my 4 older ones help me so much with her:) Love you!

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    MARILYN NORFLEET
    May 4, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Heard a great comment recently. You are either working on your marriage or working on your divorce.

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      Yoon
      May 4, 2016 at 4:08 am

      Wow, that’s something to think about for sure! Thanks for sharing:)

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