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The Ugly Truth about Marriage

The Ugly Truth about Marriage

Self-centeredness and bitterness sometimes take center stage in marriage; here's how to enrich your marriage biblically
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  • Which of these commands do you feel most challenged by right now, regarding the way you've related to your husband over the past few days? (Circle in green.)

Internalize Your Findings

Paul summed up his teaching about Christian character in Ephesians 4:17-31 with this concluding statement: "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:1-2).

Marriage provides you a daily opportunity to follow God's example in how you treat your husband as you love him and give up yourself in service and ministry to him.

Spend the next few minutes aiming to memorize these verses. Ask God to give you a vision for how you can live them out in the way you relate to your husband.

Excerpted from Day 6 of Enrich Your Marriage by Kelli B. Trujillo. Printed by Wesleyan Publishing House. Used by permission. Copyright © 2012, Kelli B. Trujillo.

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Kelli B. Trujillo

Kelli B. Trujillo is editor of Today’s Christian Woman. Follow her on Twitter at @kbtrujillo or @TCWomancom.

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Debra Wood

January 09, 2013  11:55pm

Thank you for your articles and especially for this timely one on marriage. If only more churches would offer continuous support of the family as God designed it, and preach more on honoring God in our marriages.

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Sheila Arroyo

January 09, 2013  5:33pm

This came right on Time for me. I was Just getting into looking At myself closer in how I interact with my Husband. Seeing what my faults are really and where I we't wrong. As well as how To make our marraige better by being better. More like Christ.

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Nancy

December 14, 2012  11:41am

This is definitely a rewarding revelation into what marriage really is. Thankfully, this is truly insightful in relating to our spouses. We tend to forget how real this reality of other side showing up. God's direction through His Word is beneficial.

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