The Five G’s Every Marriage Should Have

BY: - 28 Oct '13 | inspiration

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Whenever I hear a sermon, a word or a song on my favorite gospel station, I try to think about how I can use those words to honor my husband. When my Pastor speaks about developing a better relationship with God, I always try to also understand ways that I can develop a better relationship with my husband. And boy has this site given me so much insight, laughter and confirmations for my own marriage!

A while back, I remember my Pastor talking about the importance fo finding joy in your life and how to find joy. I remember him saying, “Joy is a protest. It is a stance that says I refuse to let the darkness of evil conquer the light of Christ in my heart”. This is so powerful because even as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to let some relationships go because they were threatening to “steal my joy”. It’s about taking a stance and choosing to be unapologetic about distancing yourself from the evil and negativity that surrounds us day in and day out. But doesn’t the same hold true for marriage? Don’t we have to make a decision to take a stance that says we refuse to let the darkness of evil conquer the light of joy we have in our marriage?

Here are 5 G’s that every marriage needs in order to find (and keep) joy.  Check them out and then tell us what virtues are you most grateful for in your spouse, and what ways do you let them know? 

 

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For most, this goes without saying. But for some, it can present a challenge because you and your spouse may not always be on the same page. But there has to be a line of communication open for Him on either end.

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Christine St. Vil wrote 95 articles on this blog.

Christine St.Vil is co-author of the Whose Shoes Are Your Wearing: 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be. A happy wife to an amazing hubby of 8 years, and homeschooling mother of three, she teaches moms how to FLY (First Love Yourself). She uses her corporate background to work with women who are ready to start a new business, accelerate their career growth & design a life they love. She's on a mission to help moms to battle the mom guilt epidemic, so they can begin to put themselves first on their never-ending list of priorities. Sign up at MomsNCharge.com for her FREE audio: The Truth About Mom Guilt: 3 Tips to Getting Over it so You Can FLY (First Love Yourself). You can also check out Christine on YouTube.

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11 WordPress comments on “The Five G’s Every Marriage Should Have

  1. Tree

    What if you don’t have any of those… I am a Christian whose a work and progress and him when our marriage got rocky he stopped going to church and when we met it was like pulling teeth to get him to go with me and the kids to service… And the other 4 G’s we’ve never had… I got pregnant and we wanted to do the right thing for our baby… Not a good way to start a marriage but it’s honest. We live like room mates everything split down the middle and I take care of the kids 80% financially by myself, bothers me a lot that I have to ask for money to help with our kids when he should see a struggle. I get no appreciation, very little help, its just a empty relationship.

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    1. Christine St. Vil Post author

      Hi Tree, so sorry that you have to deal with that. One of the links in the post (the one on the first page/G) is a link to an article I talked about where my husband and I no longer see eye to eye in that arena. I definitely think that you should seek the help that you both need, someone who is a licensed professional and can maybe help you get back on track if that is what you want. No one should feel empty in a marriage, so I pray you’re able to find the happiness you are seeking.

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  2. Julian B. Kiganda

    Great article! The same could hold true for almost every important relationship in your life. As I was reading this, I thought about how to apply this to my relationship with my daughter. Thanks for the insight.

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  3. Drea Renee

    Should I ever be blessed with a second chance at marriage, I will definitely have to remember these things. Great post!

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