Marriage on the Rock


Marriage on the Rock Quotes
by Jimmy Evans

“When God designed the marriage covenant, He did so with the intent that this special commitment between a man and woman would be more important than any other human relationship.”

“You must not allow anyone or anything replace the priority of one’s spouse.”

“In fact, the parents’ personal relationship with God and the intimate, fulfilling relationships between spouses are what make the correct foundation for loving and training children.”

“And a man shall cleave unto his wife …” Genesis 2:24 KJV – Cleave: To pursue with great energy and to cling to something zealously.”

“The law of possession must cover every aspect and detail of a successful marriage. Anything not submitted to joint ownership and control will produce violations of the marriage bond.”

“He provided for deep intimacy when He designed marriage to be a place of “oneness.” The greatest benefit of putting everything we have into marriage is that we now share everything. We belong to each other totally. There is not a door we are not allowed to enter, so we share life completely. True intimacy is created when two people so intertwine their lives with one another that one cannot determine where one life ends and the other begins.”

“Intimacy flows from a selfless, giving, sacrificial heart that is completely open and devoted to the object of it’s affection.”

“Marriage is designed by God to be a total sharing of life between two people. It is a life-long bond that can be surpassed only by a person’s eternal bond with the Creator. The price is laying down one’s entire life to the one we are covenanted with in marriage.”

“God’s design for marriage is a sacrificial male leading an honoring female. Their love directed selflessly toward one another was meant to perpetuate their relationship throughout life. God’s design for marriage creates a perfect friendship between a man and a woman.”

“As you give, your love will be returned many fold. As you serve, God will honor and exalt you. As you lay your life down for your mate, you will find the life you have been seeking.”

“A husband must communicate that he cares for his wife above anyone or anything, except God.”

“A woman’s four basic needs are security, affection, open communication and leadership.”

“A husband must communicate his admiration and love for his wife.”

“A woman blossoms fully in an atmosphere of praise and adoration, but she wilts and dies in the presence of perpetual silence or criticism.”

“A husband must communicate his faithfulness. A husband must communicate his dedication to provide financially. A husband must pray for God’s blessing and direction.”

“A wife feels very vulnerable when she is not aware of what is going on in her husband’s life. Not only does she need to hear the honest truth about what is happening with him, she also needs to share with him what is going on in her life.”

“In addition to our regular evening talk sessions, we walk for an hour together three or four mornings a week. It is not only good exercise, but also an excellent time to talk and pray together. It makes another special time for being together.”

“What a blessing women are when the are properly understood and cared for by righteous men.”

“Allow him to fail: Any woman is willing to honor a man who never fails, but there is no such man. Almost any woman is willing to honor a man when he succeeds or is doing well. What separates a mature wife from the rest is how she responds when her husband fails. This is the test of true honor. Every husband is bound to fail or do wrong things many times during his life, so if a wife dishonors him at those times, she is certain to have a dishonored and wounded husband.”

“Married couples must wisely accept the fact that divorce is not an option and acquire the depth of character and convictions necessary to endure times of difficulty and tribulation. Every marriage is certain to have tough times. Although there is no glory in simply suffering through life, there is tremendous benefit in being faithful in bad times and learning from problems and failures. This is one of the main things that builds a strong and successful marriage. Furthermore, whenever we bail out in the hard times of planting and working the fields of marriage, we never experience the joy of reaping the promised benefits associated with harvesting.”

“In my office I have a picture of a large sailboat sailing on troubled ocean. It reminds me of the saying I once heard: “A calm sea never produced a good sailor.”

“With every area of our heart and lives, we must daily communicate to our spouses the fact that we care about them.”

“Often, the reason spouses have such volatile clashes is because the do not deal with issues in a timely manner. The longer you wait to talk things out, the more opportunity the devil has to accuse you to each other and to introduce unhealthy feelings and thoughts into the relationship. Be committed to talking things out daily in a truthful and loving way. Begin any and all confrontation with loving affirmation.”

“Commit yourself every day to dealing with problems and issues in a loving and truthful manner. The result will be a peaceful and pleasurable relationship.”

“Expect Satan: In John 10, Jesus said the enemy only comes to steal, kill and destroy. When God has done something wonderful in our lives, you know the devil will do whatever he can to spoil it. As Peter wrote in 1 Peter 5, be on the alert for Satan’s schemes against you and your marriage. Remember, if it was not precious to God, Satan would not attack it. Also remember that the One in you is greater than the one in the world. (1 John 4:4)”

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