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Well, we have finally come to the end of our series on handling stress in marriage.

In our final series, I will be talking about

  1. Ungratefulness

The whole bible is from the old testament to the new testament has several instances where gratitude, Thanksgiving, the gratefulness of heart is encouraged and even commanded.

The human heart has the capacity to be ungrateful and to forget where we were and where we were coming from. Once we get relieved, we are quick to forget the hands that held us up.

Now, I would like to write today about gratitude to God and gratitude to those who were there for us and how it helps in handling stress in marriage.

If we don’t learn to show appreciation and train ourselves to be thoughtful enough to show gratitude, we will stress our partners.

No matter how difficult your spouse is, we can still choose to be grateful to God for them.
Someone said, don’t complain you have an headache, thank God that you even have a head.

How true this is. On matter our condition, the place of praise and thanksgiving will still remain intact.
We may however, choose not to see it or cease the opportunity to be grateful.

Let check out few places in the bible we were admonished to live a thankful life.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalms 100:4 NLT

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6 NLT

And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:20 NLT

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 NLT

We are encouraged in scriptures to show gratitude to God in everything and at all times.

If you think, you will be able to thank.
If you think that you didn’t create yourself, you can’t sustain yourself, the breadth that you breadth you didn’t provide it for yourself, the hair on your head, you didn’t put it there, that you go to work and come back meeting everything intact is because God is a merciful God.

So when you think of all the goodness of the Lord you should return gratitude to Him.

If you are grateful for the many things God has done for you, it will also flow also in gratitude to others. It is the same heart it takes to be grateful to God that it takes to be grateful to others.

A spouse who is always complaining and has an entitlement mentality is a pain in the neck.

When a couple learn to appreciate each other in little things and show gratitude for efforts and every little attempt to improve, there will be bliss.

It takes a heart of understanding to give thanks. Someone said when you are thankful your tank will be full. This is the one of the best things to do when handling stress.

Everything dries up in an atmosphere of complaint.

Don’t put the strain on your marriage rather put the strain off your marriage.

I hope we have learnt one or two things from our series.

Your marriage is a living entity, and as such you don’t want to do things that will quench the fire of passion.

I pray if any marriage is being besiege by stress or its effect, God will cause peace to reign in Jesus name

God bless our marriage.