We want to be proactive when it comes to marriage and help couples have a great relationship.
The 4 Core Habits of a Great Marriage
What are the 4 Core Habits? God’s way for marriage might not be easy to live out, but it is certainly easy to understand. God gives us only a few verses on how husbands and wives should love each other. We believe He did that on purpose.
From the precious few scripture verses on marriage come the Core 4 Habits.
Have Serious Fun. Having fun as a couple is not optional; it’s essential. We believe the best way to protect your marriage is to enjoy it regularly. (Proverbs 5:18)
Respect and Love. Of the few verses God gives to husbands and wives, the directive to respect and love is commanded more than any other. This truth really can set us free when we understand the interplay of respect and love. (Ephesians 5:21-33)
Love God First. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment, His answer was to love God with all you are and to love others as well as you love yourself. Loving God in your individual life greatly impacts your married life. (Matthew 22:37-40)
Practice Your Promise. Our spouses trusted that we would do what we promised when we said, “I do”—to love each other and to stay together no matter what. Knowing and experiencing a lasting commitment is vital to every marriage. (Proverbs 5:18; Malachi 2:15)
So, how does St Andrew’s give married couples practical tools to help them practice these 4 Core Habits in their everyday lives?
- Each year we hold at least one Marriage Morning or Evening where we have fun as we think about how to strengthen our relationships.
- We send out a monthly email with tips and articles. Click here to check out out past issues and you can also join our mailing list.
- We also send out ideas for a DATE NIGHT with ideas for a fun time together!
- And if things aren’t going so well, there is free confidential counselling available.