2024 Abide Fast Daily Devotionals

January 9 | Fight for your Marriage

Marriage should be honored by all. Hebrews 13:4 

When asked the secret of his long, happy marriage, Henry Ford replied, it’s the same formula I’ve used in making cars: stick to one model and never quit trying to make it better. Pretty good advice, right?

Read the following words carefully: It wasn’t one action or one word, but a series of little unresolved spats and quarrels that now makes TV the solution to the problems of a hard day, and silences us when we should say, ‘I’m sorry’, or ‘Thank you’, or ‘You look really nice’. Today I no longer tell you I love you because the sound of those words mocks the special meaning they once carried. Now it’s too painful to remember that those feelings we said we’d never lose were, tear by tear, left in the past.

What happened? He gets wrapped up in his job, hoping to shore up his self-esteem by being impressive at work. She gets wrapped up in the kids and may have a job as well. So, they pass each other in the driveway and the hallway, but it doesn’t have to be that way! You can decide to fight for your marriage. It will take time and you’ll have to give up certain activities that are important to you. Set a date night, take a walk, pull the plug on the television, or simply sit at the table and talk to each other after dinner. If you’re willing to change your schedule and your ways, believing that a good marriage is worth it, you can win.

Consider: Consider fasting from media this week and take that time to pour into your marriage. Ask questions, listen attentively, give your spouse ALL your attention. If you are not married, consider fasting media this week and giving that attention to someone who needs it. Cultivate and grow your relationship with others. Fight for your relationships!

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