1. GOD FOCUSED
The divorce rate for couples who pray together daily is less then 1%. God Focused couples face issues, but because there focus is on God and not themselves and they are able to find the humility, compassion and grace needed to overcome these issues. Great Marriages have Christ as the Center of every decision, issue they face.
A Great Marriage requires a relentless commitment to the process and to your spouse. The Divorce rate amongst Christians has sky rocketed. Unless we have made a commitment that we are willing to keep, during the good times and the bad, we will never achieve the kind of marriage God intended for us to achieve.
With the business of life, itís easy for us to become experience rich. With soccer practice, late nights at the office, time with your spouse begins to lessen. We become experience rich but relationship poor. So remain involved in your spouses life. Nurture the romance, no matter how busy you get, you canít afford to allow the romance to become stale.
Most marital issues would be resolved if we learned how to communicate. Many times we do not feel that we can be transparent with our spouses, weíre afraid if we are that they will judge us. So instead we continue to feed the image of whom we want them to see us as, as opposed to them seeing us as real people. Communication prevents the relationship from become stale and gives us the platform to value one another.
Life is too hard to tackle on our own, do you have a couple who holds you accountable. Do you have friends that help you keep a balanced perspective. Who has the right to strengthen your marriage, challenge it and correct it when necessary. A strong marriage has strong accountability partners.
The number one reason for divorce is Finance. The most important thing is to have a plan and to create that plan together as one couple.