Somebody's marriage needs yours to be strong
Jun 20, 2021 1:31 pm
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My family and I are finally putting down roots in Texas by building a house. It's an exciting time, and we signed our contract just before the price of lumber went totally bonkers).
A few days ago they poured our foundation.
You've likely heard tons of anecdotes about how important the foundation is to a house, and how that allegory translates to marriage. For a moment or two, please allow one more with a new twist.
Of course, your house is going to be as strong and secure as the foundation dictates. A weak or flawed foundation will create unstable house.
Same with your marriage.
If your marriage was founded on weak or flawed principles, it's not going to be stable when the inevitable storms life life roll in.
This will impact ALL of your life, including your faith, children, career, relationship with family, mental and physical health, finances, and on and on.
On the contrary, a strong marriage foundation will positively impact everything mentioned above and something else: your ability to support others.
As I stood in my soon-to-be backyard staring at the foundation, I noticed several footprints on the concrete. My house's foundation held them up.
When the house is built and we have friends visit, my house's foundation will support my immediate family and our friends.
In like fashion, a strong marriage foundation will be able to support your marriage, and hold up marriages around yours.
While each couple ultimately determines what becomes of their relationship, your marriage can be stable ground for them to lean on while theirs is unsteady.
Don't underestimate the importance of having a strong marriage foundation, not only for yourself, but for others.
If you're noticing the foundation of your marriage is cracked or weak, be grateful you see the weakness, and address it.
Commit yourself to working with a coach or counselor to stabilize your marriage.
It's never too late as long as both spouses decide they want their marriage to work.
How's your foundation?