How to Save Your Christian
The idea that you would need to save a Christian marriage may seem like a contradiction in terms. The truth is
however, that even Christian people are still human, mistakes will be made that can be very hard on a marriage.
Husbands and wives are free to choose rightly or wrongly and when they choose wrong, it can be devastating to the
marriage. However there is hope, where God is at the center there is always hope. If you are looking for ways to
save your Christian marriage below are a few tips to help.
As with any marriage, your first steps to save your Christian marriage should be an assessment of the problems.
Are you and your spouse simply having communication issues or is there something more serious? Infidelity, lying or
abuse are definitely more destructive than a miscommunication and will certainly require more work.
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Sometimes the problems in a marriage are magnified by outside influences. Parents, siblings and even friends can
make matters worse, and although their words and advice are generally said in love, you should remember what
scripture says about your marriage; "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his
wife, and they shall become one flesh" (Gen 2:18 & 21-24). It is not wrong to get advice from others but be
careful about who you are listening to, if someone is constantly degrading your spouse this is not Godly counsel
and you should politely refuse to listen.
Marriage Saving Scripture
Perhaps the best scripture on how to save your Christian marriage is found in Ephesians 5:33, "However, each one
of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband" There is a reason the
bible teaches that men are to love their wives and women are to respect their husbands. God knows the inner
workings of the children he created and that knowledge includes the deepest desires. Women desire to be loved and
men desire to be respected. That is not to say that women should show no love, or men should show no respect,
heaven forbid! However, if you are trying to save your Christian marriage this should be the first area you
One way you can show your husband respect is by quietly agreeing to a decision he makes. Even if you feel he is
in error, let him be the leader he was born to be. If it turns out you were right and the decision causes a
problem, do not berate him. Come along side him and support him no matter what, this conveys a deep respect that
will touch his heart.
Gentlemen, you may think that loving your wife simply means telling her the three magic words, but there is so
much more to it than that. The bible says to love your wife as Christ loved the church and he laid down his life
for her! Lay aside something that is important to you for her. Cancel a hunting trip, take a day off from work,
anything to spend time you find precious with her.
There is much to be learned about how to save a Christian marriage. These are just the beginning basics. The
word of God is full of advice and tips that will make your marriage stronger and you happier. The final bit of
advice is to pray; whatever the issues are, take them before God in prayer. In fact some things that you would love
to get off your chest to your spouse, Do not! Take them to the Lord instead and ask for wisdom to deal with the
issues that are driving you crazy.
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