Marriage Motivational

When husbands and wives look after what is good for one another, Great Things Happens!

Some time ago I mentioned to my wife that I wanted to see the movie Draft Day. We try to make it out every now and then to see a worthwhile movie that one of us wants to see. You know, the kind of movies that’s interesting, has a very low ratio of profanity and no nudity at all.

Draft Day was certainly not a movie that my wife was interested in seeing. Even though this was the case she had no problem agreeing to go with me to see it. However, we never got the chance to see the movie because the activities of our household prevented us from seeing it before it was removed from the theaters near our home.

After that, I expected the movie to at least make it to the dollar theater, but that never happened. I was actually disappointed that I wasn’t able to see the movie, but I never mentioned that to my wife. I just chocked it up as one of the movies that I was just going to miss. I didn’t even look for it to be available at Redbox or any other rental place since it never made its way to the dollar theater, which is why I was quite surprised by what my wife did next.

One day out of the blue, my wife surprisingly rented the movie for me from Redbox. Like I said earlier, I never expected the movie to come out at Redbox. It was a pleasant surprise to see that my wife was thinking of me and remembered that I wanted to see this movie. 

Looking out for what is good for our spouses is a good way for all of us to sow good seeds into our marriages. There is no need for us to be selfish and only think about what’s good for ourselves. Even if we are not interested in something that our spouse is interested in, we should become interested for their sake. It’s always nice to know that your spouse cares enough to do something for you just because they were looking out for what was good for you. The golden rule says that we should do unto others as we would have them do for us. These are the words that Jesus spoke to sum up our obligation towards one another and this is also the  principle that you and I should follow to improve the quality of our marriages.

Consider the following scriptures –

Matthew 7:12 ““So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (ESV)

Romans 13:8 “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” (ESV)

Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;” (NASB)

I would like to know what you have done or plan to do for the good of your spouse.

Something to remember – You and your spouse are in your marriage together, so make the best of it.

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