8: Less Work
When you’re old and grey together, you’ll never wish you’d spent more time working. You’ll cherish the moments you shared with the ones you love. Work is good, but it’s not meant to be your entire life.
If you have to work extra long hours to afford your lifestyle, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your financial commitments? This year, resolve to strike a healthy balance with your job, and do whatever is necessary to make it possible.
9: Less Complaining
Complaining starts when we forget all that God has done for us. A complaining attitude stems from an attitude of ungratefulness.
10: Less Unhealthy Arguing
Couples argue; it’s part of marriage. Healthy couples still argue, they just do it in a way that builds their marriage up instead of tearing it down. Use language that is constructive, and try not to let emotions (anger, frustration) dictate how you speak to your spouse; when your emotions fade, your spouse will still be there.
Cheers to a better marriage this year!
I encourage you to set a time with your spouse to intentionally discuss how you can make the next year your best yet. Write down your goals, and talk about a plan to tackle them. Make them personal. If you can, make them measurable – so you can see how you’re doing.
As we start a new year, it’s our sincere prayer that you’ll grow closer to Jesus and closer to your spouse than ever before. May you start the next year with eager anticipation for what God is going to do in and through your marriage!
I know we’re excited, and thankful for the opportunity to walk and grow alongside you. May God bless you and your family richly with his perfect presence in your life.
Our Prayer for You
Father, we ask that you pour out your Spirit on the couples reading this. Fill them with hope and joy in what you have done in them, and that you’re still alive and working through them. Give them an insatiable hunger for your Word, and an unquenchable thirst for your presence in their lives. May you convict us in ways we can improve, and by your grace may we be sanctified this year.
We dedicate this year to you, and ask that you use the community couples surrounding Fierce Marriage to minister and share the gospel around the world.
In your precious name, Amen.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. ~ Romans 15:13