GOLDEN SECRETS OF MARRIAGE
1. EVERYONE YOU MARRY HAS A WEAKNESS
Only God has no weakness. Every rose flower has its own thorns. If you focus too much on your spouse’s weakness, you can’t get the best out of his/her strength.
2. EVERYONE YOU MARRY HAS A DARK HISTORY
No one is an angel. Therefore, avoid digging into your spouse’s past. What matters is the present life of your partner. Old things have passed away. Try to forgive and forget. The past can’t be changed. So focus on the present and the future!
3. EVERY MARRIAGE HAS ITS OWN CHALLENGES
Marriage is not a bed of roses. Every shining marriage has gone through its own test of hot and excruciating fire. True love is proven in times of challenge. Fight for your marriage! Make up your mind to stay with your spouse in times of need. Remember, this is the vow you made on your wedding day!
4. EVERY MARRIAGE HAS DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SUCCESS
Don’t compare your marriage with anyone else’s! We can never be equal. Some will be far in front and others far behind. To avoid marriage stress, be patient, work hard and, with time, your marriage dreams will come true.
5. TO MARRY IS TO DECLARE A WAR
When you marry, you must declare a war against enemies of marriage. Some of the enemies of marriage are Ignorance, Prayerlessness, Unforgiveness, Adultery, Third-party Influence, Stinginess, Stubbornness, Lack of Love, Rudeness, Wife Battery, Laziness, Divorce, etc. Be ready to fight to maintain your marriage zone.
6. THERE IS NO PERFECT MARRIAGE
There is no ready-made marriage anywhere. Marriage is hard work. Volunteer yourself and perfect it daily. Marriage is like a CAR with gear oil, gear box, and back axle. If these parts are not properly maintained, the car will break down somewhere along the road and expose the occupants to unhealthy circumstances. Many of us are careless about our marriage. Are you one of them? If you are, please pay attention to your marriage.
7. GOD CANNOT GIVE YOU THE COMPLETE PERSON YOU DESIRE
God gives him or her to you in the form of raw materials in order for you to mould what you desire. You may desire a woman who can pray for one hour but your wife can only pray for 30 minutes. With your love, prayer and encouragement, she can improve.
8. TO MARRY IS TO TAKE A RISK
You cannot predict what will happen after marriage because situation may change. Therefore, leave room for adjustment. Pregnancy may not come in the first four years. You may have married her because she’s slim but she becomes 100% fatter after her first childbirth. He may lose his beautiful job and be jobless for years so that you have to take the financial responsibility of the family until he gets a new job. However, with God on your side, you will smile at last.
9. MARRIAGE IS NOT A CONTRACT, IT IS PERMANENT
Marriage needs total commitment. Love is the glue that makes a couple stick together. Divorce starts in the mind. Never think of divorce! Never threaten your spouse with divorce. Choose to remain married! God hates divorce.
10. EVERY MARRIAGE HAS A PRICE TO PAY
Marriage is like a bank account. It is the money you deposit into your bank account that you can withdraw. If you don’t deposit love, peace and care into your marriage, you are not a candidate of a blissful home. There is no free love in marriage. You cannot love without giving and sacrificing.