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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Beatitudes of Marriage

My Pastor's wife did the devotion at my church shower last night. I thought it was really a blessing. So I am going to share with you the beatitudes of marriage that she went through in the devotion. I can see the importance of these things even before marriage.
  • Blessed are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate, considerate, and loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing.

  • Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends.

  • Blessed are they who love their mates more than any other person in the world, and who joyfully fulfill their marriage vow of a lifetime of fidelity and mutual helpfulness to one another.

  • Blessed are they who attain parenthood, for children are a heritage of the Lord.

  • Blessed are they who remember to thank God for their food before they partake of it, and who set apart some time each day for the reading of the Bible and for prayer.

  • Blessed are those mates who never speak loudly to one another, and who make their home a place “where seldom is heard a discouraging word.”

  • Blessed are the husband and wife who faithfully attend the worship service of the church, and who work together in the church for the advancement of Christ’s kingdom.

  • Blessed are the husband and wife who can work out the problems of adjustment without interference from relatives.

  • Blessed is the couple which has complete understanding about financial matters, and have worked out a perfect partnership, with all money under the control of both.

  • Blessed are the husband and wife who humbly dedicate their lives and their homes to Christ, and who practice the teachings of Christ in the home by being unselfish, loyal and loving.

    If I could add one thing to this list it would be "blessed are the husband and wife who do not speak negatively about one another to their friends or family". I have had women that I hardly know tell me all about their husbands faults and failures. That makes him look like a punk {for lack of a better word}. As wives, especially if your husband is serving in a ministry, you should do everything you can to build up and exalt your husband {without being prideful of course} because a woman's tongue can make or break her husband's testimony. The same can go in reverse order.

    So I thought that was a blessing. I hope that everyone can get something out of this. I have a mile long list of things to do today so I'd better hop to! I can't believe I'm starting my day at 10:15. I'm ready for lunch by now on a normal day LOL! Have a happy Tuesday!!

    "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
    For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him
    that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
    Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm
    And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
    " Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


  1. LOVE THIS!!! Wish I could have been there to hear it in person! Bekah-Dawn and Mem love you, Nena!!!!

  2. Lovely post!!! With your permission, I would like to print and share with my engaged daughter? A great treasure....you are on the countdown and oh the excitement is building!! How fun!!!!!!! :0)

  3. That is good. I know what you mean about talking about our husbands. There was a man in our church that was such a blessing and then his wife started telling me stuff about him and then every time he would testify all those thoughts kept going through my mind. No matter how aggravated we are, we need to talk to God about it, not another woman.


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