Get Fed Up Too

April 29, 2012

in the generous life

My husband and I got fed up. We just lost it.

We were talking about the quality of marriage in our culture and the level of brokenness and mediocrity we see. Our answer? Prayer. We’ve started praying daily for the quality of specific marriages and we don’t plan on stopping … ever.

And just so you know, we put our marriage on the list too. We want our marriage relationship to continue to grow and be a light on a hill, so to speak. (Christians should have the best marriages ever!)

What does your marriage look like? The marriages of your friends? Why not commit to pray with your sweetie? (if he’s not a believer, grab a prayer partner)

Don’t stop. Make it a life long habit. What will your marriage look like? The marriages of those you pray for? Think of the ripple effect!

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea … he said to himself, ‘… because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice …’” … will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?”  Luke 18:1-7  NIV

Image credit © Szefei |


Encouraging and challenging prayer resource ~ The Circle Maker (aff link)


What a sweet encouragement ~ The Desert in Your Marriage (from To Love, Honor and Vacuum, do take the time to listen to the song)


I love 3rd alternative stuff ~ Am I Right?  Be a team, not adversaries! (from Assume Love)



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Kim May 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

You make a strong and compelling case for marriage prayer.

We pray for marriages, too, and I suspect it makes our marriage stronger, because we concentrate and pray—just to name a few—for understanding, giving, respect, and treasuring. Although we have had quite a few folks tell us we make it look easy, they discount the many, many times we practice keeping our mouths shut and our hearts open and loving!

We have always hoped to be a good role model for our girls because we want them in a strong . One is married, and today is their 2nd anniversary. She sent my husband and me this email:”I’m grateful to both of you for showing me that a marriage doesn’t just have to work, it can thrive, and how to do that.”

So grateful for God’s goodness!


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