10 PRACTICAL, BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR A HEALTHY MARRIAGE

  1.  Agree on everything before you take action. (Amos 3:3) 
  1. Husbands, treat your wife with love, and she will feel respected. Wives, treat your husband with respect, and he will feel loved. (Ephesians 5:33) 
  1. Make the same effort to bring happiness to your spouse that you did during courtship. Keep dating. (Proverbs 5:18) 
  1. Don’t expect your spouse to read your mind (they can’t). Be direct in stating your needs and wants. (Proverbs 8:7) 
  1. Submit your lives to Jesus Christ and to one another. (Ephesians 5:17-21) 
  1. Pray with and for your spouse daily. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17) 
  1. Speak the truth in a loving way. (Ephesians 4:15) 
  1. Settle your differences on the day they occur. (Ephesians 4:26) 
  1. Do not allow anyone or anything to drive a wedge between you and your spouse. (Mark 10:9) 
  1. Love one another with unconditional love. (1 Corinthians 13)

 

Susan A. Haberkorn, Ph.D.

NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor