Skip to main content

Can a "Piece Of Wood" Sweeten Your Marriage?

The greatest moment in the history of the people of Israel was enacted when the Lord parted the waters of the Red Sea to allow the fleeing Israelites to escape from the clutches of the oppressive Egyptian king.

When the Israelites saw the awesome power of God destroy the pursuing Egyptian army, they had faith in the Lord. Then, led by Miriam's tambourine, they danced and sang praises to the Lord for the great victory he had given them.

But, very soon, after walking into the desert of Shur, and finding no water, even after three days, to quench their thirst, the euphoria of the spectacular events at the Red Sea gradually wore off.

Then they reached Marah, and found the water they were seeking. But, to their consternation, the water turned out to be so bitter that it was undrinkable!

At this point, their pent up frustration reared its ugly head, and the Israelites reverted to their favorite pastime - of grumbling. They complained to their leader, Moses.

So, this great friend of God "prayed earnestly to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood, which he threw into the water; and the water became fit to drink." (Exo 15: 25)

Every marriage, too, goes through similar phases that the Israelites experienced in their flight out of Egypt.

First, the enthusiastic courtship, wherein the man and woman are lost in the starry depths of each other's eyes. Between mooning over each other and whispering sweet nothings, the couple fails to notice the different facets that make up their individual personalities.

Successful courtship is followed by blissful "flight" from their respective homes and families into a covenant of marriage. This is celebrated with great joy and merriment, with dancing and singing.

But, very soon, the excitement of marriage gradually starts wearing out. The stars in the eyes get dimmer, and the couple starts seeing, for the first time, the negative aspects of each other's character. Fault finding is the order of the day, and whispered sweet nothings are replaced by sharp retorts.

Bitterness now creeps in, and the couple has reached the "Marah" of their marriage! But, all is not lost. Remember the piece of wood that sweetened the Marah of the Israelites? That piece of wood is still available today to sweeten any bitterness in your life.

This piece of wood is nothing but the Cross of Jesus Christ, the center of all mankind! The message of the Cross is a message of Love, it is a message of Forgiveness, it is a message of Healing, but most of all it is a message of the Power of God, which can turn all the bitterness in your marriage into the nectar of the gods.

So, place the glorious Cross of Jesus Christ in your life and let that "piece of wood" sweeten your marriage, for Scripture tells us: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your family." (Acts 16: 31) "Garb Your Copy of "The Magic of Making Up"
Click Here Now!


Popular posts from this blog

Wife Abandonment Syndrome | When Thе husband Says He's Leaving You

Ten Hallmarks оf Wife Abandonment Syndrome 1. Prior tо thе separation, thе husband hаd ѕееmеd tо bе аn attentive, engaged spouse, looked uроn bу hіѕ wife аѕ honest аnd trustworthy. 2. Thе husband hаd nеvеr іndісаtеd thаt hе wаѕ unhappy іn thе marriage оr thinking оf leaving, аnd thе wife believed hеrѕеlf tо bе іn а secure relationship. 3. Bу thе time hе reveals hіѕ feelings tо hіѕ wife, thе еnd оf thе marriage іѕ аlrеаdу а fait accompli аnd thе husband moves оut quickly. 4. Thе husband typically blurts оut thе news thаt thе marriage іѕ оvеr "out-of-the-blue" іn thе middle оf а mundane domestic conversation. 5. Reasons gіvеn fоr hіѕ decision аrе nonsensical, exaggerated, trivial оr fraudulent. 6. Thе husband

Figure оut whаt hіѕ wife isn't dоіng right. Men nееd tо feel masculine. Mоѕt lіkеlу thе wife hаѕ emasculated hіm оvеr time, аnd thеrеfоrе hе іѕ nо longer attracted tо her. Thеrе аrе а lot оf articles аnd books оn whаt thіѕ means. Dо уоur homework tо find оut hоw tо mа…

Sharing is Loving, Loving is sharing - Your Hopes, Fears and Dreams

Talking is one way to share thoughts and feelings between partners.  Research has shown that women actually talk more than men,  in fact about three times more in terms of the number of words.

This fact does not excuse men to from not talk.  It is the men who “clam up” and refuse to talk.  There are also cases where men who do more talking   than women, just as there are cases where it is the women who talk a lot  as well as those women who do not wish to talk a lot.  There is actually no clear cut or fool proof way to judge who should do more of the talking or who should do less.  It is primarily not about gender but about the individual themselves.

Communication is a vital part of any relationship.  Openness and honesty is a key ingredient to maintaining a kind of memorable relationship that is mutually loving and emotionally comfortable.

The following are tips and possible activities one can do to get yourself or your partner to talk his/her heart out, and share voluntarily any fear…

Three Areas Pointing to the End of a Relationship

Every couple longs for eternity. Unfortunately, forever challenges all couples regardless of how they started, what they have survived and the best of intentions. Being able to spot when things are coming off the rails in a relationship will allow everyone to assess what needs to be done to salvage it and if they wish to invest the time.

Area One: Communication

Communication is held up as the best barometer for telling the status of a relationship. Part of this stems from how pervasive an aspect of the whole relationship communication turns out to be. So how can a couple tell if trouble is brewing in the arena of communication?

All Is Quiet: Long, uncomfortable silences charged with tension define the time spent together. This may occur because one of the pair feels no desire to expend the energy to engage in healthy communication.

Swimming in the Shallow End: When discussions happen, the topics remain light or non threatening. Short and unemotional answers replace detailed explanations …