Monotonous Marriage

Monotonous Marriage

Has your marriage become one of just existing with one another?  Has it lost its spark and pizzazz?  Do you find that your marriage is boring?

When we said “I do” on our wedding day, we had high hopes for our marriage.  In our dreamy state of mind, we thought that the spark and fervent passion would never die.  All too often, reality sets in.  The next thing we know, we wonder what happened.

Just because a marriage starts out well doesn’t mean that it will continue to be a good marriage.  You must work hard at it.  It won’t stay exciting unless you work to keep it exciting.  You’ve probably heard it said that variety is the spice of life.

If you are struggling with a marriage that could use some added “zip” to it, start serving your husband with the attitude of serving Christ.  In Mt. 25:35-36 Jesus tells us that when we feed someone who is hungry, it’s the same as feeding Him.  When we give a cup of cold water to someone, it’s as doing it for Him.  When we clothe someone, it’s the same as doing it for Him.

In II Kings 5, we find the story of Naaman, who had leprosy.  He got offended when he was told to dip himself in the Jordan River seven times.  He thought it was a ridiculous thing to do.  Naaman’s servants asked him, “If the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?”  It’s the same thing with us; if we are told to do some great thing for the Lord, we wouldn’t hesitate.  Yet, many of us draw back at giving fully of ourselves in our marriages.  If we would step out and truly serve our husband, as if serving Christ, we may find ourselves in the midst of a great work of God in our marriage.

I encourage you to go the extra mile for your husband.  Leave him encouraging notes or call him at work just to let him know that you are thinking of him.  When he gets mustard stains on his shirt, scrub his shirt as if you are scrubbing Christ’s shirt.  Run an errand for him as if you were doing it for Christ.  When he comes home, greet him with as much enthusiasm as you would greet your favorite person at church.  Massage his back as if you were massaging the back of the Master.  Let the Master’s touch reach down and rejuvenate your marriage!

© 2003, Stacy R. Miller


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Arlene Harper
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 00:31:56

    Thanks for the reminder. Bob and I were talking about this just last night. It is easy to take each other for granted.

    Sent from my iPad



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