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7/3/14 9:14 A

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I agree

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Great thoughts!

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What if we woke up tomorrow with only those things that we thanked God for today?


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6/30/14 3:00 P

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4. Sex isn’t that important.

I sure wish more moms were talking about this—because I can promise you, your husbands want to talk about it.

Being tired and stressed can make sexual intimacy a rare commodity in many marriages. It’s easy to make excuses, and suddenly a week can become a month or more as we grow further apart as a couple. It’s important to set aside time for intimacy; schedule it if you have to. The enemy can drive a deep wedge between you and your spouse as you drift further and further apart because your lives are too harried to make time for sexual intimacy. Make it a priority in your marriage to nurture the physical intimacy that reunites two into “one flesh” on a regular basis.

Satan knows that this is a very easy place for him to drive a wedge between a husband and wife. After all, we’re moms! As a mother of seven, I can assure you, there have been many times when sex was the farthest thing from my mind. And yet, in nearly twenty-five years of marriage, I rarely find it is the last thing on my husband’s mind!

When I purpose to meet his needs in this tender area of our marriage, barriers between us fall away. Sex is designed for much more than making babies! It is a respite from the world, a safe place for a husband and wife to come and truly find intimacy and refreshment. It strengthens our relationship. It’s as simple as that. Try committing to nurturing this part of your marriage and see if it doesn’t strengthen it. It’s almost guaranteed!

5. Your marriage is immune to the possibility of divorce.

This is the most damaging of all the myths: the belief that somehow, church or even our faith will keep us from the pain and sorrow that divorce inflicts on families. How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh, that will never happen to me!” only to have it happen? When we make assumptions on such a grand scale, it’s really pride at the root, isn’t it?

Pride is the biggest thief of all. Pride will steal your joy, one tiny decision at a time. How often has pride kept us from:

Saying “I’m sorry, I was wrong.”
Being the first one to move toward forgiveness.
Recognizing our own faults.
Seeing what we have.
Asking the difficult questions.
Seeking help.
Not enjoying our bodies as husband and wife.

Identifying these myths—and then actively guarding your heart against believing them, even for a moment, will help you take a huge step toward bringing joy back into your marriage. Love your husband, busy moms! Strengthen your marriage. It’s worth it.

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