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I said yesterday that it is important we believe that we can have a happy marriage. The mind has a very important role to play. If you don’t believe that you can have a happy marriage, you will not be willing to take the steps necessary. We’ll continue from where we stopped yesterday

5. Never use God’s word as a hammer.

God’s word is never meant to be a tool of destruction. It’s never meant to condemn anybody, especially your spouse.

You are to lovingly correct with God’s word. Teaching and showing by examples the right way to live or master our thoughts or the flesh.

Some spouses could find it easy to be disciplined without much stress maybe because of their upbringing or their background. Some of us have very strict parents who brought us up under very strict rules.

Some religions, jobs, or even skills require so much discipline whereas others don’t.

If you are a spouse that is privileged to have gone through such strict background and your spouse didn’t go through such, don’t be hard on him/her.

Some spouses have perfected the act of sermonizing their spouse. No one can change another. You can only pray for a person to change or influence them to change

6. Always welcome each other with an affectionate welcome.

It is important to do something special to your spouse that will make them hold you dear to their hearts.

For example, call each other special names, have coded language or phrase in communicating.

Whatever the case, just have fun. I believe it is the fun in the marriage that adds spice to our marriage.

Life itself is full of stress. We only have each other to enjoy and it’s not about the money we have or don’t have.

May God grant us more understanding.

God bless your marriage.

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
My marriage will work.

PRAYERS FOR THE DAY
Lord, give me an understanding for my marriage in Jesus name

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Eph 5:28 ESV
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Have a hearty discussion with your partner today.

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Ps 70