An Ounce of Prevention!
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:15-17 (NASB)
I had the privilege this weekend of hosting a retreat for a group of amazing wives. These ladies invested their time and resources into attending this weekend in order to strengthen their marriage and themselves. We had an amazing time, and I am truly thankful. Yet, I can not help the thought that I wish more people would invest in their marriage.
I think the problem is that we wait until we are faced with a challenge to seek help. We wait until we are caught off guard by an attack to try to get input from other wives or other resources. We wait until pain shows up on our doorstep, and, sometimes, that is too late.
Then it becomes overwhelming. Then it's hard to think rationally and make wise choices. Then it can feel hopeless.
The ladies who came on the retreat didn't come because their marriages were over. They came because they wanted to prevent that from happening. They came because they wanted to prioritize their marriages and their husbands. They came because they realize that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Consider this blog post as wisdom crying out. Invest in your marriage now. Make the most of your time. Operate in wisdom and put in the effort to protect your covenant.
Don't wait until trouble comes to your door. Don't be fooled into thinking that you don't need marital advice because you aren't having any issues. That's the very reason to seek marital advice - so that you will know how to handle them when they come. Get the tools you need now.
Study God's word about your role as a wife. Study His word about His expectations for marriage. Find godly leaders, join godly groups, or even find teachings that are sound. Do whatever you can to protect the covenant that you have been given. We would love for you to join us at Believing Wives, but we are more concerned that you get what you need than where you get it.
Will you commit to investing in your marriage now? Let me know in the comments!