Promises for a Healthy Marriage


John’s broken promises started small. First he was late for dinner, then he missed dinner altogether without a text or phone call. He excused himself from his commitment to his wife and family because he was working—providing for his family. His wife, Leah, was understanding—at first. When he began to break promises to his children about attending their sporting events, Leah decided it was time for a conversation about keeping commitments to one another.

It takes years to build trust and just minutes to destroy it. Value the trust that you have—especially with your spouse. Doing what you say you’re going to do—not some of the time but all of the time—demonstrates your commitment to your marriage and your family.

As you carefully consider each promise made, let God be your examples. He always keeps His promises. There will be times when you need to renegotiate a promise, so do it in advance. Set the expectations in your relationship so that they are achievable and build trust with each commitment.

What ONE THING do you need to do today that will honor your spouse and build trust in your marriage relationship? Be determined to do that ONE THING today.


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