I know this one is obvious, but from the beginning of our marriage, my husband and I have always said divorce was off the table. We made a commitment in front of our church family to be together until God decides to separate us through death.
Saying these words out loud will cast a dark cloud over your marriage. Commit to not saying this to your spouse.
There may be times when you feel or even think the words, but don’t give them a voice. Like the toothpaste in the tube, you can’t take it back.
Get into your local church and allow them to help you when meaningless spats grow into larger issues. Allow the church to help you stay true to the vows you made and help you have the best marriage possible. Finally, exhibit self-control and don’t allow these statements to escape your lips. Work on your own soul so you can be the best spouse and give yourself wholly to your marriage.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal and the Maxwell Award, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is also an associate literary agent with Wordwise Media Services. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
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