When husbands and wives apologize to one another, Great Things Happen!

When you apologize in your marriage, you can expect to achieve one of the two listed extraordinary accomplishments that are uncommon in many marriages today.

Your Marriage Will Remain Healthy!

This is the first extraordinary accomplishment that you can expect to receive when you apologize in your marriage.

When you apologize in your marriage on a consistent basis you can expect this practice of apologizing to keep your marriage healthy and vibrant especially in the areas of trust and intimacy. The kind of apologies that I am referring to are the ones that come from the heart and causes you to truly humble yourself and admit that you were wrong in the area that you fell short. This is the kind of apology that can keep the walls of separation from being constructed in your marriage when offered in sincerity. Even though apologies are not the easiest action to take, they become very necessary when you want to keep peace in your marriage. Also, when you remember that apologies are somewhat responsible for maintaining the connection that you have with your spouse at the heart level, you would do your best to not avoid making them.

You Will Bring Restoration to the Wounded Areas of Your Marriage!

This is the second extraordinary accomplishment that you can expect to receive when you apologize in your marriage.

When you have neglected to make the necessary apologies in your marriage and decide to correct the wrong actions, you can restore health to the components of your marriage that needs to be healed. Though your initial apology may not bring the results that you imagined it would, do not concede to failure. It is actually normal behavior to outwardly reject the apologies that are being offered by someone that has repeatedly wounded us over a period of time. An apology may not instantly revive a marriage that has been damaged by the effects of a spouse who was once unwilling to make an apology when they were wrong.

Something to remember while you wait.

Apologies communicate to your spouse that you value them, do not want to lose their respect, and that you acknowledge that you have done something wrong that has harmed them and your marriage. Apologies also expresses to your spouse that you intend to work on what you did that was wrong. Every time you practice apologizing in your marriage, you send clear messages to your spouse that can heal the security, peace, and harmony of your marriage.

In conclusion

If you say or do something that is inappropriate to your spouse, please do not pretend that nothing has happened after things have cooled down. An apology is in order every time you say or do something inappropriate to your spouse. An apology lets your spouse know that you understand that you have done something wrong to them, and that you are willing to work to make sure that you do not do the inappropriate action again.

Consider the following scriptures –

Romans 14:19 – “So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.” (WEB)

Psalm 34:14 – “Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” (KJV)

Romans 12:18 – “If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.” (WEB)

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