May 23, 2013

Strengthening Your Marriage While You're Still Single

Youre probably wondering what the heck this blog post could be about. Strengthening your marriage while you're single seems like an oxymoron, but you can do it.

My friends wrote and sent me this text a couple of weeks ago and I just had to share.

I love the part when she talks about how the only thing you can work on until the prince shows up is yourself. One day soon you are going to get married and the only thing you or I can take into that marriage, that we solely control, is ourselves. 

We obsess over the when, where, and how we are going to meet our knight in shinning armor. We even try to take it into our own hands instead of letting God lead us to "the one". {:been there done that, clearly by my single status that didn't work out so hot:} So instead of focusing on all the things I can't control- When will I meet him? Where will I meet him? How will I meet him? I've resolved to work on the one thing I can control -me. 

One day soon I will meet the man I'm going to marry, but right now I am dedicated to making myself the best wife I can be by being in the word and allowing God to show me areas of my life that I need to work on and grow in. I'm passionate about discovering new layers of Christ and the depth of His love. If I can just get to know Jesus better I won't look for my husband to fill desires in my heart and being that only He was created to fill. I won't get as disappointed by the things that my husband may occasionally do because  my main focus isn't on him. {:Don't think Im saying we wont pluck each others nerves, that just happens when any two lives connect, but it won't happen as often if he isn't my main focus. Those things come when you're more focused on him and his faults than you are on Christ and the Things He wants to work out in your life. Sorry rabbit trail....getting back to it:}  

When I do find my husband I will know that I am giving him my best self, that I didn't just sit byand twiddle   my thumbs while I was waiting for him. I also know that if I passionately peruse God and discover who He is then when I get married my husband and I will be able to find out who WE are in Christ because I've already found myself in Him.


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