Mitch Temple, Executive Director, Fatherhood CoMission

READ Genesis 2:18-25

18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

23 And Adam said:

“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

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Lesson 1-10
Lessons 11 – 20

Keep going by praying through the next 10 lessons below…

21. My attitude does matter. Changing behavior is important, but so is changing attitudes. Bad attitudes often drive bad feelings and actions.

22. Change your mind, change your marriage. How you think and what you believe about your wife affects how you perceive her. What you expect and how you treat your wife matters greatly.

23. The grass is not greener on the other side.  The grass is greenest where you water it the most.

24. If you are having trouble with the grass on the other side looking better than your own grass, get away from the fence. Stay away from people, thinking and things (Facebook) that may cause you to climb your fence.

25. Growing up in the country I learned that the grass is usually the greenest over a septic tank.  What looks better than what you have in your own marriage is probably not.

26. You can change your marriage by changing yourself. Trying to change your wife is like trying to push a rope – almost impossible. Often the only person we can change in our marriage is ourselves.

27. Love is a verb, not just a feeling. Everyday life rips away at the “feel good side of marriage.” Feelings, like happiness, will fluctuate. But real love is based on a couple’s vows of commitment: “For better or for worse” – when it feels good and when it doesn’t . Good feelings will come back when we hand in there and do the good things.

28. Instead of winning the battle with my wife, I learned that marriage is more often about fighting the battle between my ears. Don’t hold grudges, bring up the past, and remember that you married an imperfect person – and so did she.

29. A crisis doesn’t mean the marriage is over. Crisis are like storms: loud, scary, and dangerous. But to get through a storm you have to keep driving. A crisis can be a new beginning. It’s out of pain that great people and marriages are produced.

30. Doing the right things is not usually my problem, it’s most often that I need to get my “want to” fixed.

PRAY:
Lord, I want to win as a husband. I know that I follow You, I can lead my wife. May she see how much I love her by how much I love You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

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