In Marriage Devotionals, Marriage Matters

Love is not protects.

As I write this, I remember a story of a certain couple.

The man could never do anything for that wife, he couldn’t open the door for her, he couldn’t pull a chair for her, he couldn’t pick up anything for her, his argument was…”She has hands too”, “She can as well do those things for herself!”

Hata wewe you can go to the kitchen too! Ujipikie!?” Right?

Years passed down, and the wife got a terminal sickness that she couldn’t do anything for herself.

First, the man was forced to carry her to the lavatory and to the bathroom too if she needed a bath.

Her health didn’t improve any bit and soon she passed on.

On her burial day, the man went to view her wife’s body, and as they got the coffin to the hearse, the mortuary attendant said to the man, “Sir, could you kindly open the door for your wife?”

He realized it was the first time he had opened the door…but this time, she was dead. He cried his eyes out but his tears could never bring her back.

Love is not rude…it protects.

As we say with my husband, never pass a request to please your spouse.

Don’t afford the luxury of being okay in your marriage. Strive to be the best.

Do those little things for each other…or do it for your spouse.

It warms my heart when I see my John smile because of something I have done unexpectedly for him.

Do not assume you know your spouse just because you are married.

Plumb into the depth of their personalities to gain a new insight of what makes them happy.

Love protects. It doesn’t uncover each other’s weaknesses but bears them just as Christ bears all for us.

Do not be foolish enough to expose your husband outside your house. It is foolish. I didn’t say it, the word of the Lord has.

Do not be foolish enough to uncover your wife outside the perimeter of your house.

Uncovering each other gives the devil a chance to attack you since he has seen a crack to exploit.

Protect each other from things and habits that could ruin your marriage.

Love is a verb. It goes beyond saying to doing.

So do those little things for each other.

Do not be that man who succumbs to what gets pedalled in the net or the TV. Opening a door for your wife doesn’t make you less of a man.

Holding her hand doesn’t lessen your role as a man.

The stronger you are, the more gentle you can afford to be.

Look at Christ, no wonder any man is supposed to emulate Him. He is a strong God, He can move the mountains, but he is a good and gentle God.

Love is not rude…Love protects.

#marriageworks #Godspeed


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Mary Munene

Totally sold out to Christ. Wife to my amazing John. Blessed to be a mother of a beautiful daughter and a handsome son. The Lord perfecting us in our daily walk! I love marriage in Christ! It's so divine!

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Posted on January 13, 2021


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