Marriage: What Is Important?

Angie Lewis

Visitors: 162

Have you taken the time to be there for your spouse? Some of you reading this may be thinking, “He hasn’t taken the time to be a husband, why should I put in any special effort?” “She has rejected me for two weeks. I’m not going to do anything extra around the house for her. ” But we do have to put in special effort if we truly want to be there for each other. Marriage is certainly not about keeping score. It is about giving of ourselves freely whenever we have the chance to do so.

A wife and mother who works out of the home all day, and then comes home, cooks, cleans, and tends to the children, isn’t going to have much time for her husband, that’s for sure. So what can she do? A good starting point is for couples to decide together where their priorities lie. What is important?

How is your marriage doing in the pleasure department? Do you have the time and energy to make love to each other, or is it too late and you’re tired? What about the intimacy department? Do you and your spouse ever have the time to talk about your feelings and have deep conversations with one another? Do you ever take walks together, or go on a date to the movies or to dinner? Marriage needs these things.

What about your health? Are you eating wholesome home-cooked meals, staying energized throughout the day, or are you eating too much fast foods and boxed foods and you feel tired and worn out by mid-day? Eating home-cooked wholesome meals everyday is far better for your health and energy levels than anything else.

What about your spiritual health? Do you have time for bible study and, or prayer together? Even if one spouse is not available for devotions or bible study, do you still devote your own time to prayer and spiritual study? Spiritual time together is very important in marriage.

Do you have children? What about them? Do the younger children go to an expensive daycare during the day? Do your children spend needless time home alone after school? Are they staying out of trouble, or are they hanging out with their friends doing who knows what? Our children need us.

If couples have forsaken the blessings of marriage and family over a wife and mother working just so they can make more money, then maybe it is time to recheck and rethink a few priorities and see what is important. Having a happy and satisfied marriage is important, is it not? Having good health, spiritually and physically is very important as well. And obviously the health and welfare of our children is important too.

So what makes money such a high priority in our lives? Is it fear of not having anything? Is it because most American’s are in debt and they have to work even harder to pay off that debt? Are we managing our marriage properly, or just managing the money we earn so we can have more stuff? Couples work, labor and toil all day long and then don’t have time for each other. The sad thing is, they also do not have time for God. What is important?

Angie Lewis is the author of three marriage books offering marriage tips and wisdom filled answers tackling such issues as addiction, adultery, *** ography, emotions, beliefs, feelings, marriage, children, forgiveness, communication, submission and spiritual influence in the home.

**Love The Man You Married** is a great teaching tool for couples. Every Christian wife and husband should read this informative book on marriage. ISBN: 1411677501

**Love The Woman You Married** This is a great book on finding and putting to work your purpose for mariage, and understanding the aspects of submission and spiritual influence in the home. A wonderful teaching guide about how God designed marriage to be. Excellent resource for husband and wife to read together. ISBN 978-1-4303-0047-2

To preview these books go here:

**Journey on the Roads Less Traveled** A Very inspirational book! Meet Jesus Through the Author's own spiritual journey. ISBN:1-4137-8890-4

Marriage Resources-


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Marriage 3 Good Reasons Why You Should Put Energy Into Working on Your Marriage
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Marriage Proposal Ideas - Why It's Important To Find A Really Good Way To ..

by: Lucy Doyle (September 04, 2007) 

Save My Marriage Today - 3 Important Steps to Avoid Divorce Court

by: Christine B. Fortune (September 20, 2008) 

Successful Step Families - An Important First Step in Helping Your Kids Adjust ..

by: Alyssa Johnson (February 23, 2008) 
(Relationships/Post Divorce)

Marriage 3 Essential Ingredients For a Successful Marriage Incentive, a Willing .

by: Pete Koerner (July 17, 2008) 

Save This Marriage - 3 Essential Tips to Creating a Strong Marriage Every Day

by: Christine B. Fortune (September 15, 2008) 

Save My Marriage Today Review - Can You Really Bring Passionate Love Back to a ..

by: Daniel Jonson (August 03, 2008) 
(Book Reviews/Romance)

How to Make Your Marriage Work 8 Essential Ingredients That You Need For a ..

by: Elke Neher (July 10, 2008) 

Marriage Counseling Calgary Rekindle the Flame of Love in Your Marriage

by: Paul Abbey (July 18, 2008) 

Put an End to Marriage Problems Fast to Save Your Marriage

by: A. C. West (July 24, 2008) 

Marriage 3 Good Reasons Why You Should Put Energy Into Working on Your Marriage

by: Pete Koerner (July 18, 2008)