What if we re-envisioned what we are committed to as husbands and wives? Commitment has gotten a bad rap - but being mutually committed to the right things is far from wrong. Here are 7 right commitments that have the potential to transform your marriage.
- Commitment to a great sex life
Would you rather be committed to a dull sex life? Do you know any couples who have made such a commitment? Why not your marriage?
2. Commitment to greatness
Much of marriage can feel like survival. While this is certainly understandable in challenging seasons, we are called to more than just survival. This does not mean that you will be great in the eyes of man, but….whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19 ESV)
3. Commitment to times of refreshing
that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord (Acts 3:20)....
What a great portion of Scripture! What would happen in your marriage if you regularly committed to times of refreshing for and with one another?
4. Commitment to hard work
Taken at face value, this commitment does not look very enticing. Oh but it is! When together both you and your spouse work hard, there are both internal and external rewards that accompany this investment. Is there an area of life right now where you could help one another work hard?
5. Commitment to eternal purpose
Like it or not, your life will one day end. Guaranteed. But the fruit of your life can endure. How might a commitment to living for an eternal purpose transform how and what you are investing your time, energy and money towards?
6. Commitment to the next generation
Marriage experts say that one factor that predicts healthy marriages is a focus on training the next generation. How could such a commitment become a great source of joy for you and your spouse?
7. Commitment to my spouse’s personal growth
We live in a personal growth culture. We are challenged to grow in our job skills, our finances, our physical health, and other areas. But we are not always challenged to look to how we can help our spouse’s personal growth.
Action point: Ask your spouse for one area that you could help them personally grow.
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