This morning’s sermon was on “Words: A Matter of Life and Death.” As I listened, I thought probably one of the most valuable things I’ve learned in marriage and, in relationships in general, is simply “Think before you speak.” But know this isn’t something I’ve always practiced. In fact, it’s only in the past few years I’ve tried to be more deliberate in doing this. Just know it makes a huge difference. Another lesson I’ve learned is I don’t need to react on everything my husband says. For years this was a big divide for us. One of us would say something and then the other would have a rebuttal or comeback. Sometimes you just need to let it go and realize you have different opinions. It doesn’t make one right and the other wrong. I’ve got to tell you our communication is so much better since we’ve been putting these two techniques into practice.
Author: Penny Hudson
We couldn’t believe it when our son told us his friend was getting a divorce. He had only been married a few years. I recall him telling us how unbelievably amazing the wedding was. No expense was spared. “He really loved her,” our son explained.
With the average cost of weddings today nearing $35,000, I can’t but wonder where are these couple’s priorities? A wedding is a day but a marriage is suppose to last a lifetime. How much better would it had been if they had put as much time and effort into preparing for a marriage instead of a wedding. My heart breaks because I believe if couples would get pre-marital education, there would be less and less of these type of divorces.