large_2232897539This year we are going to share 12 keys to creating a thriving marriage. Let’s get right into it!
The first key in building a thriving marriage is·mit·ment [kuh-mit-muhnt] noun
1. the act of committing. 2. the state of being committed. 3. the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself. 4. a pledge or promise; obligation: We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time. 5. engagement; involvement: They have a sincere commitment to religion.How can we expect to have happy, thriving marriages if we aren’t fully committed to them? Too many married folks live with one foot in the marriage and one foot out only committed as long as things are going well. When we said our vows we committed to the good times, the bad times, the indifferent and the unexpected. We also made a covenant agreement with God and our spouse to be committed and faithful “til death do we part”. Things aren’t going to get better until we do better. You can start by re-committing yourself to your marriage.

“Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.” ~Charles Stanley

So are you fully committed to your marriage or do you have one foot in and one foot out? What’s it going to take for you to keep both feet in the game?

Enjoy your marriage,
David McIntyre