Week 21 – Adjust Is A Must In Marriage

Adjust is a Must in marriage

This is the “ME” generation. Frank Sinatra sang, “I did it my way.” It is a challenge to see who is in control. It is husbands vs wives, pastors vs congregations, Republicans vs Democrats, red states vs blue states. In politics it seems no one is concerned about what is best for America, churches and homes. It is time for people to realize life is not like Burger King, “You can’t have it your way all the time.” Adjust is a must. All problems, arguments and conflicts could be settled if just one side would adjust. It is even better If both sides would be willing to make some adjustments to solve it.

Adjust is a Must in Marriage – the Bible states that two shall become as one. Many have been married for years and they still remain separate individuals. Husbands and wives should both learn to submit to each other (Ephesians 5:21). The need of America, churches and homes it to adjust if we want to become as one. One man stated about his marriage, “The first year my wife prepared breakfast with eggs, potatoes, gravy and cat-head biscuits. The next year she prepared toast and coffee. Now she puts her cold feet against my back and tells me to get up or I will be late for work.” One woman stated about her marriage, “The first year my husband kindly cared for me. When I had a cold he made me stay in bed bringing liquids and soup. The next year he put some cough medicine beside my bed as he watched TV. Now, after several years of marriage, he yells at me to stop barking like a dog with that cold or go in the other room.” Adjust is a must. Real love lives to give not take. Love is living to please the other person. Ministry and home should be places where love is shut in and strife is shut out. It is time to stop thinking about “me.” Stop doing things “My Way.” Be willing to give in, and adjust to make church and home happy places. “For God so loved the world he gave…” (John 32:16).

Are you willing to make adjustments in your life? You cannot change others, but you can change yourself. Seek to please, care and live for others. You will be glad you did, and so will your spouse, kids, co-workers, church members, and friends.

This Week
Seek to be a better man, husband and father.
Seek to be a better woman, wife and mother.
Seek to be a better son or daughter.

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