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Weekend Devotion — Promises

Ten Secrets to a Happy Marriage

From the book, Forever, by Karen Kingsbury

1.God has you here to serve one another. Love acted out is serving.

2.Women need respect and nurturing. Love your wife so she knows you’d lay your life down for her.

3.Continue to date her and admire her. Share a hobby - find something you can do to have fun together.
Laugh often.

4.Be patient. Love crumbles quickly under the weight of unmet expectations.

5.Spend more time trying to fix ourself than your spouse.

6.Keep short accounts. The Bible says, “Do not let the sun go down while you are angry.” Make it a habit to forgive.

7.Determine upfront that divorce is not an option.

8.Learn about love languages. Not all people show love or receive it the same way. You want a back rub and your spouse wants a clean kitchen. The love languages are fairly simple: acts of service, time, physical touch, gifts, and words of affirmation. Learn them. Love is better received when it’s in the language that person speaks.

9.Words of affirmation are a love language for all men.

10.Men are born to be leaders. He cannot lead unless she gives him the confidence to do so. If you love your husband, build him up. Confident men do not seek love outside the home.

What amazing words of wisdom. Imagine how different our marriages would be if we could practice this wisdom on a consistent basis.

Thank you Karen!

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By Karen Kingsbury

Katie Hart is thrilled about her future with Hollywood's Dayne Matthews. But as she plans a wedding and looks for a house on the shores of Lake Monroe, she receives tragic news. Now she and the members of the Baxter family must travel to Los Angeles and sort through their options. While paparazzi open fire on the Baxter family, Luke Baxter must wrestle with feelings that have troubled him for nearly a year. Ultimately, the Baxter family must pull together one last time in an act of service and love to help Katie and Dayne find what they've always been looking for--a chance forever.
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