5 Tips on How to Make Your Marriage Work – Beyond Small Talk

Beyond Small Talk Webisode 5
Marriage is about teamwork.

Saying “I do” to your spouse means promising to be in the same team through the highs and the lows in life.

But then, you need to know your roles as a husband or as a wife to successfully overcome any challenges you may encounter as a couple.

Here are 5 points to take note, as given by Beyond Small Talk hosts Peter and Christine Kairuz:

  1. Wives, respect and submit to your husband.

Wives are called to respect their husbands because the position of authority is placed in the husbands’ hands. (Ephesians 5:21-23)

Reverence means having a deep respect for someone or something. So, wives should uphold, esteem, look up to, value, and appreciate their husbands the best way they can.

  1. Husbands, sow seeds of respect to receive the same kind.

Husbands must sow respect, love, and kindness to their wives for a marriage to grow and thrive. As it says Galatians 6:7 ESV, “For whatever one sows, that will he also reap,” husbands must sow the same things that he wants to reap.

  1. Wives, honor your mother and father.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV says, “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

According to Christine Kairuz, the word “land” in Deuteronomy can be replaced with the word “husband” so when you honor your parents the Lord will bless you with long life and a good husband.

  1. Husbands, commit to love your wife, no matter what.

Expressing love to your wife can be hard when both of you have misunderstandings and disagreements. But then, love is not based on feelings. It’s a decision. Even though her behavior is not likeable at times, you are still committed to love and cherish her.

  1. Make Jesus the center of your relationship.

This is the most important. Marriage is not just a commitment between you and your spouse but a covenant to God. It says in Matthew 19:6, ESV “So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

If you need help on how to improve and strengthen your marriage, catch the next episode of Beyond Small Talk this February 9, 2019, 7 pm and join our online discussion as we give tips on how to be your spouse’s #1 fan at The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

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