-give your relationship with your spouse minority priority after in-laws, children?
-take your spouse for granted?
-expect your spouse to meet your every need?
-manipulate, criticize, accuse or belittle your spouse, even in public?
-spend more time with your buddies or girl friends than you do with your spouse?
-still cling to your mommy and daddy?
-belittle your spouse’s parents, other relatives?
-hold a grudge, refuse to forgive?
-commit adultery, with your eyes, mind and even your body?
-you fantasize about other relationships, watch pornography?
-insist on having all financial control?
-take out work (etc) frustrations on your spouse?
In Matthew 22, Jesus tells of a king who invited people to his son’s wedding feast. This is the response of some who did not take marriage seriously.
But they were not concerned and paid no attention [they ignored and made light of the summons, treating it with contempt] and they went away—one to his farm, another to his business. (Matthew 22:5, AMP)
Isn’t it a shame when the bride or the groom do the same?
Prayer: Father God, we help us to be the kind of marriage partner that cherishes the other in every way. In Christ. Amen.