Malachi 2:15 (The Message): “His Spirit inhabits even the smallest details of marriage. And what does He want from marriage? Children of God, that's what. So guard the spirit of marriage within you. Don't cheat on your spouse.”
These last few days, talk-radio, television and the internet are all discussing the marriage breaches of those in the spotlight. David Letterman and Jon & Kate are the most mentioned – and it seems their troubles have increased their ratings tremendously. Why are people so drawn to failed relationship stories?
Many movies and television programs today make it look like the grass is greener on the other side. I’m here to tell you, it still has to be mowed – just like your own! New relationships always start out with excitement and fun; however, life always becomes routine. It takes commitment to tunnel through the daily-ness of marriage and be willing to stay devoted in the midst of it all.
Our marriages can stay fresh, and we can have the unity we so desire. However, it requires work! As time passes by, many tend to relax and take each other for granted. Let me encourage you to continue to do little things for your spouse. Remember those things you did while you were dating? Are you still doing them?
Let me encourage you today – have an affair with your spouse so no one else will!