The Laying of Bricks- Building a Marriage That Lasts

Marriages are not built on grand moments and larger than life memories.  They are built on the foundation of Christ in the context of friendship.  Your marriage grows through the laying of bricks; the bricks of kind words said; the bricks of a honest compliments given.  The bricks of little decisions and kind thoughts shared day in and day out build a gentle and sweet relationship.  It is these small bricks that forms the wall that bears the sometimes hurricane force winds of life.  It is these daily commitments that build a relationship capable of standing the test of time.  While the big trips and family vacations make great memories, it is the small, daily acts of kindness, humor and thoughtfulness that progressively build a marriage.

This week seek out ways you can serve your spouse in little ways.  Make their coffee for them in the morning, offer a foot rub, fold the clothes or take the dishes from the dishwasher and put them away.  Get up early and fix breakfast or stop on the way home and bring home their favorite takeout.  Find one small way daily to express your love, show your respect and build the relationship that God has given you through your marriage.  Daily acts of service build relationships, strengthen your friendship and fuel the fires of romance.

 

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