Just a little holiday reminder …
Our marriage relationship is very important. Yes, we need to love on and respect extended family, but not at the expense of our husband.
God is very clear – when we marry, we LEAVE our home of origin and CLEAVE to our spouse, creating a new family and home. What that means practically is that we need to take into consideration what is good for our spouse. We may need to stand up for our spouse with our family of origin, and we don’t ask our spouse to be someone they are not or treat them differently at family gatherings.
I realize that family expectations can be challenging during the holiday season, but I strongly encourage you to highly value your husband and your marriage during the coming holidays.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 NKJV
Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
Resurgence: The 6 Second Kiss
Marriage Gems: Add a Little More Joy to Your Family’s Holiday
Black & Married With Kids: Four Phrases to Add to Your Marriage Today
and Why Compromise If You Are Going to be a — About It?
Marc & Angel Hack Life: 60 Ways to Make Life Simple Again
The Clutter Diet: Got Holiday Whiplash? 10 Ways to Simplify Now
The Romantic Vineyard: Fragrant Aroma: Fresh Breezes and Marriage Bill of Rights
The Marry Blogger: Shocker: 6 in 10 Say Marriage is NOT Obsolete! and
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Be generous! Lori <><