Fireproof Your Marriage – 50 Shades of Pray – Part 2

Fireproof your marriage bad habitsWelcome to video 2 of our 8 part series, 50 Shades of Pray. Prayer is a vital ingredient in order to create a union that is strong and secure. it is important to keep that in mind when a change needs to take place. Whether you want your husband to show you more attention or desire your wife to be more submissive, God knows how to attack the problems in our marriages far better than we do. That brings a song to my mind, Jesus Take the Wheel. If we are not letting God guide our life, we will find trouble around every corner. We cannot see the big picture….and we cannot change anyone other than ourselves. Even changing ourselves can be difficult to impossible without God’s help.

In part 2 of 50 Shades of Pray, we discuss how bad habits negatively affect our marriages. In the world we live in today, we are surrounded by evil that seeks to lure us into sin. There is a trap around every corner and to be honest, sometimes it’s like walking through a mine field. We can step in these traps, sometimes with little to no warning and the affects can be devastating.

The addictions we covered in part 2 of 50 Shades of Pray are as follows:

  1. Addiction – Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, porn, overspending, etc. addiction will wreak havoc on your relationship.
  2. Nagging – You will find rather quickly that any response to nagging is short lived at best. Nagging never works.
  3. Neglect – Pay attention. We must nurture our relationships or they will die.
  4. Only thinking of yourself – Selfishness is probably the number 1  bad habit in marriage. It will leave your spouse feeling frustrated and unimportant.
  5. Peacekeeper – Trying to keep the peace so you can avoid conflict will not bring about resolution. You can’t fix the problem unless you address it.
  6. Lack of Compassion – Be understanding of your spouse’s needs and feelings.
  7. Refusal to talk/deal – Ignoring problems will not solve them. Some things are difficult to talk about, but we still have to.
  8. Not doing your part – Share the responsibilities (physically and emotionally).
  9. Holding grudges – Let it go. We can’t heal if we are holding onto the pain.

As you can see, these bad habits can wreak havoc on a marriage. Do a serious self-examination. What bad habits do you need to get rid of?

Jason and Rexanne

Jason and Rexanne Collins

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