4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
Joy is what brings pleasure into marriage.Without it, there will be pressure,sadness and sorrow. Couples must do everything possible to keep joy flowing in their home.4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
WHAT JOY STAND FOR:
** JOY IS GOD’S PLAN FOR US
Psalm 118:15 KJV
“The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly”
** JOY IS THE HERITAGE OF ALL CHILDREN OF GOD.4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
“The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor”
** JOY IS GOD’S COMMANDMENT.4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice”
— If joy is lost ,everything is lost.
— Pilots uses joystick to lift the aircraft, joy is a lifter.4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
— The greatest pursuit of man on earth is Joy
— Joy is the real thing that is called love.
— Only few people are enjoying joy in their marriage
— Joy did not commit suicide in marriage, it was murder by people in marriage.
KILLERS OF JOY IN FAMILIES
1) DISCONNECTION FROM THE PRESENCE OF KING OF JOY. 4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”
–Nothing destroys joy at home like getting disconnected from The Lord; God
— For joy to be in your Home, this is what the order of your life must be:
J — Jesus First
O — Others in the Middle.4 KILLERS OF JOY IN THE FAMILY
Y– You at last
— There is no way you can disconnect from the king of Joy and enjoy Joy
— Happiness in the home can come from what happens, but joy comes from The Lord.
2) WRONG THINKING
— The heart is the seat of Joy,if it is polluted,joy can never be in the house
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”
TWO KINDS OF THOUGHTS IN MARRIAGE
A. POSITIVE THINKING, that is:
LIFE ENHANCING THOUGHTS(LET’S)
B.AUTOMATIC NEGATIVE THOUGHTS(ANTS)
“My husband does not love me”
“Nobody likes me”
“My husband is cheating on me”
“My wife is not beautiful”
“So and so is better than my husband/Wife”
3) WRONG COMMUNICATION
— The way you talk is a great determinant to happening sin your home.
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers”
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to The Lord”
HOW COMMUNICATION AFFECTS JOY IN MARRIAGE
— What you or your spouse allows people to say to you about each other
— What you and your spouse are saying to people about each other.
— What you are saying to your spouse and how you are saying it
— What your spouse is saying to you and how he or she is saying and how you receive it.
4) BAD ATTITUDES
“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right”
— Your character is your marriage
— Terrible attitude is the mother of horrible Marriage
— There are four attitudes that determines joy in your Marriage
BAD ATTITUDE TO YOUR SPOUSE:
— Taking him or her for granted
— Excessive anger, bitterness and malice
— Removing courtesy by having disregard for each other.
— Negative privilege syndrome
BAD ATTITUDE TO INLAWS
— Abandonment: When you abandon your in laws
— Fire for fire: You fight them dirty
— family handover: You surrender your family to them reporting every issue to them.
<> BAD ATTITUDE TO BEDROOM LIFE:
— Infidelity proverb 6:32-33
— Sexual denial (1 Corinthians 7:1-5)
<> BAD ATTITUDE TO MONEY:
— Spending to impress others
— Rainfall spending
Pastor Bisi Adewale is a family and relationship expert; author of Secret of Irresistible Wife and more than 70 other books on marriage and family life. You can reach him on firstname.lastname@example.org, 08068312004, 08051512823, BB: 2AF5C883, Blog: www.bisiadewale.com, Website:www.familybooster.com facebook.com/PastorBisiAdewale