What does a 1996 Isuzu Rodeo with 199896 miles on it has to do with marriage?

Well, when you think about all that had to be done to keep this 20 something-year-old vehicle in a roadworthy condition, then you would see what it has to do with marriage.

It took plenty of time, care, and energy to keep this vehicle on the road for such a long period of time.

So, can you imagine what would happen if a couple were to willingly devote the proper amount of time, care, and energy to their marriage as the owner did to this car? 

I believe that they too would get the same results that the vehicle owner received from his time, care, and energy that he invested in his vehicle.

Question, are you devoted to the proper care of your marriage, or are you neglecting the warning signs of a marital breakdown on the freeway towards divorce?

Whichever way you answer this question, you can strengthen your marriage by following the preventative maintenance tips from God’s Guide to Marriage found throughout the pages of scripture.

Here are a few of them:

Proverbs 12:4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones. (NASB)

Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (KJV)

Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands. (NASB)

1 Samuel 25: 2-38 (Read about the husband Nabal whose example should not be followed)

1 Peter 3:7  In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered. (NLT)

Colossians 3:18 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. (KJV)

Committing to God’s Principles Establishes a Firm Foundation for Your Marriage

Psalm 1:1-3 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.