5 RIGHT DIETS FOR MARRIAGE
5 RIGHT DIETS FOR MARRIAGE
By Bisi Adewale
To sustain your marriage is like eating a balanced diet for healthy living. Here are some diets you need to feed your marriage with;
- Spiritual Diet. The first kind of food you must give to your marriage if you really want it to work and be a great one is spiritual diet. By spiritual diet, I mean your marriage must be saturated in prayers, fasting, the word of God; church attendance, serving the Lord is also an essential spiritual point here. Praises unto God, living a holy and righteous life, family altar, raising children in the way of the Lord, evangelism are equally important. When a couple decides to love God with all their hearts and serve him together and love each other, they automatically sign up their marriage for a lifetime of bliss.
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep Psalm 127:1-2.
So don’t ever leave God out of your marital calculations if success is your desire.
- Emotional Diet. Another diet you need in your marriage is emotional one. Marriage does not involve only physical things. It also involves deep emotions which must be handled with care. Emotional diet involves trust, love, acceptance, high self esteem, forgiveness, making your partner feel loved, valued, respected and honoured. These are great gifts you can give to your marriage Ephesians 5:33.
- Financial Diet. Provision of money and physical needs of your family is something that can never be overemphasized. Financial diet in marriage involves more than knowing how to make money. Beyond that it involves how to spend, manage, save, maximize and invest it in such a way that it will guarantee a secured tomorrow Proverbs 21:20.
- Time Diet. Time is one of the greatest investments you can put into your marriage and family life. A couple can bond only if they spend time together. Many people who are married do not have a marital relationship. You can be married by law and be authorized by your family and church to live together; even so you cannot get the best out of your marriage until you devise ways to spend quality time together. Time is required to build intimacy, oneness and an unbreakable bond in your home.
- Relationship Diet. To build a marital relationship, not just marriage, you need to give your union “relationship diet” to get the best out of it. Ingredients of the relationship diet are:
Communication – You must create time to talk.
Friendship – You need to build friendship into your marriage; after all, you started as friends. You must continue as friends. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother Prov. 18:24.
Service – You need to stretch out your hands to service.