Each Monday I post a picture on Instagram with a snapshot of something we do because marriage matters. You can read more about why we do this on my first Marriage Matters post. Having a strong and happy marriage doesn’t just happen – it takes work!
Here’s a recap of my #MondayMarriageMatters posts from August!
I added a new hashtag to my posts this month – #marriageworks. To me, those words have two meanings:
- Marriage Works – God ordained marriage and said that it was good. Marriage is God’s idea, and everything He does is good. Some days I feel like it’s impossible to keep us connected, much less have any romance in our daily lives when we’re just trying to pay the bills and make it to the next day! It’s then that this truth encourages me. When I feel like it just isn’t worth trying, I’m reminded that my marriage is a gift given and created by God, and it pleases Him to give us grace and strength for the hard days.
- Marriage Works – In this sense, “works” is the verb. In order for our marriage to work, I have to work at it every day. Some days that means getting up early to make breakfast, other days it means sitting down to watch TV together. There are days that it means swallowing my pride and saying I’m sorry or choosing not to point out a flaw that seems so obvious to me.
I hope you’ll join in the #MondayMarriageMatters challenge – of course you don’t have to post it on Instagram unless you choose to do that, but I love seeing what you share! There are over 100 posts under the #MondayMarriageMatters hashtag – head over there for some great marriage advice!
Take a moment this week and do something special for your marriage – because it matters!