1. Hmmm The one thing I need to work on, in my marriage….I would have to say communication. Speaking up, Expressing my thoughts to my husband more. Communicate what I am wanting, needing, desiring, feeling… 🙂 He can’t read my mind!

    • Rhonda says:

      We have been married almost 30 years. I desire to have a prayer time and reading with my husband.
      My God has been so real in my life I want that for my Husband. I need to work on my responses and to react.
      And stand by my husband not my kids.

  2. Robyn says:

    The one thing I need to work on in my marriage is forgiveness. My husband had what I call an “emotional affair” about a year ago (there was nothing physical but the hurt is the same). When I found out, he stopped communicating with the other woman and turned his life over to God. I have seen great and wonderful things happen to him through his new walk with God. He has geniunely changed his life and truly lives to serve God and to be a wonderful Christian leader in our home. I know that all things happen for a reason and that the one good thing to come from his infidelity is his renewed relationship with God, but I am still having trouble doing the most important thing of all…forgiving. I know God wants me to forgive and there are many times I think I have but on other days, I am still so hurt and resentful.

    So, I guess my answer would be “true forgiveness” and understanding that he is very sorry for what happened.

  3. Sharon Burkes says:

    I loved the part “submit to Dale’s role as the leader of our home and to respect his thoughts and opinions no matter how much I might disagree. Gulp.” well my Goal/one word I am taking from that statement… My one word is ” OBEDIENCE!!!”
    Thank you for this mesage.. I needed this Blessing far more than you could ever imagine,…God Bless You. Im soo glad I found you on todays Proverbs 31 Daily Devotion…

  4. Together we are working on keeping God first in our lives. “Life” often times tries to slip into the front of the line, Gods place. The importance of prayer time with and for each other makes our marriage strong. After 24 years of marriage, I still see fireworks when my man kisses me! God is good!

  5. Julie says:

    I really need to work on unconditionally respecting him, and just following his lead even when I disagree, as you describe. It’s hard. My mom did not model that at all, and I am very independent and opinionated, so it’s an uphill battle.

  6. Heather P. says:

    My marriage has fallen apart in the last year, and we are working to piece it back together. God has not been the center of our marriage. I have seen and felt the healing hand of God on childhood issues that I had which were silently destroying my life. Now it is his turn to do the same. The one thing I need to do for my marriage is P-R-A-Y…for him, for us, and for our marriage to continue down the god-centered path leading to Him.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Being single now, after 20 years of marriage, I need to lean on, trust, honor, and communicate with the man God has for me just as I have learned to do that with Him through these tragic times. Once you know who God is on an intimate level it seems man is easier to understand.

  8. Oh My…I think that this devotion was meant for me! I need to work on all areas…loving unconditionally, TIME (we are always going in different directions), listen with my heart…not just my ears, respecting his ideas and serving him with love and not attitude! Thank you for your encouragement! I do pray for him each day…I think that is the only area I have right in the recipe of marriage.

  9. I need to work on communication. My situation is somewhat like yours, my parents divorced when I was 13 yrs old. I’m still learning the communication skills, and how to honor my husband of almost 19yrs. My marriage is fallen apart due to a lack of many things; infidelity for one…yes my husband had an affair. I have forgiven him…it has truly been hard. I really want to rekindle my marriage and make it better than it was before. I know that with prayer and with God all things are possible. Thank you for your encouragement, continue to allow God to use you.

  10. Priscilla says:

    I don’t know where to start! We have many areas that we as a couple need to work on as I do as a wife. We have been married for 13 years and most of them have not been easy for me but especially the past two years. There was a lot of hurt and distrust in my heart towards my husband which caused me to be an angry, very unloving wife. I have also wanted God to be the center of our marriage and it never has been. I have a strong faith in the Lord but my husband has not. So I would say to start with we need God to be in control, the center of our marraige then we can overcome all the other obstacles in our way and work at having a wonderful marraige. I want that more than anything!

  11. I need to work on telling my husband my true feelings upfront. Sometimes I hold back at first before telling him now I really feel. I don’t know why because I have the sweetest most understanding husband in the world!

  12. I think I really need to focus on maintaining alone time with my husband. We are always so busy with the kids and work that we tend to neglect special time for one another.

  13. Grace says:

    I thank God for my marriage. God has shown Himself merciful in my marriage and i give Him the glory.

  14. Tina Kiser says:

    I’ll be getting married this fall, and I like Sharon, am a very independent person. I truly want to be a wonderful wife to my soon to be husband, I want to be able to put aside my tendencies to be right. I pray God works in me to make me the wife my husband and God desires me to be!

    • Print the Good Wife Recipe and refer back to it after you’re married:). God will be your guide for sure! Congratulations on your up coming wedding! Hugs

  15. I want to be a bettet wife. To give unconditionally always.
    I feel I don’t always put my husband first.

  16. Tiffany G says:

    I am sure there is more than one thing I need to work on, but the biggest thing I would say is submission. I love and trust my husband completely, but it is very hard for me not to have an input every once in a while. We are working diligently on improving our relationship with each other and with the Lord and we have never been as close as we are now.

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