God invented marriage

One man and one woman grow closer together over time. Raising children in a whole family is still the best plan.

Psychiatrist and counselor Scott Haltzmann wanted to explore the secret of a happy relationship. He created the website www.secretsofmarriedmen.com and invited men and women to answer questions about what makes a relationship happy.

The secret to a happy relationship is the ability to put the other person first, listen to their experiences and thoughts, be there for them, find out the things that make the other happy, and then make them together! There is no rocket science, but it is undoubtedly a bit of a reverse wisdom for today’s self-centered culture. Putting our desires first does not bring the happiness we imagine, and our selfishness hurts and ignores those we claim to love.
To love, i.e. be yourself to the brim full of love.

Unfortunately, this beautiful God-given order — marriage — has been made so cheap in too many cases and abused so much that it bears little resemblance to God’s beautiful plan.

Many couples (and there are millions of them) are desperately fighting to save their marriage. Divorce has become unprecedented.
Is it possible to find a solution to marital problems at all? It is! Believe me. God, who planned the marriage and the home, has also told us how to build it. “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain..” (Ps. 127.1).

Once you stand before the Judge of the whole world, you are absolutely alone before your God. But when you are married, you have to take responsibility for those who have been given to you through marriage with eternal consequences.

A happy marriage is based on love. But it covers everything. We hear this word so often that we should disassemble it and look at it in slow motion to understand how it works between the four walls of the home where we live with our spouse, three children, limited income and many problems.

Love is inherently goodness, caring for and loving each other. It is believing in a spouse, cherishing instead of criticizing him, also in the mind, and evaluating in words. Five words – “I’m proud of you” – can and will work wonders for your marriage partner! If you don’t believe it, give it a try! Be sure to read 1 Corinthians. 13, 4-7.

Why is it that we have kind words for others all day long, but when we enter our home, they are left behind? Someone has aptly said that “some Christians have been washed but not ironed!”

Don’t forget to tell Sara something good! Know that great happiness consists of many small things, kind deeds.

How hard it is to say such words in a moment of misunderstanding and tension: “I love you!” But they must be said. James wrote, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.” (James 5:16).

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