Marriage Lesson 13 of 20

Where are you headed?: Marriages need goals and direction. They need to have a place they are headed or they will just circle around and around. I’ve learned that it is important to have common goals for your marriage and family. Talk about them often. Evaluate them. Work toward them. What are the goals you have for your children? What goals do you have financially, relationally, spiritually?

My thoughts:

Sorry to have delayed these amazing bits of information!  I have been distracted and busy.

When my husband and I decided to move over a thousand miles from where we began our life together and had raised our children for almost twenty years, it was a huge leap of faith and dependency on one another.  We both had to be on the same page and have the same plan ahead of ourselves.  We had to set the same goals and we had to know that we could depend on the other for the destination to become reality.  We had many discussions and made plans, changed plans, evaluated our desires of life and goals we had.  We had to discuss the education of our youngest child, the fact that our eldest was staying behind to reach his goals within adulthood.  We had to depend on one another for strength to face the many challenges we had not faced in our lifetime together.

All the promises of God find their YES in HIM
II Corinthians 1:20

Things could have gone much differently than they did.  They could have made a mess of a marriage that had no strings attached.  They could have destroyed a marriage that had no love within.  If the goals had been different from one another’s then the moveth could have done a complete turn for the worse on our marriage.  the many weeks without income, alone, could have destroyed us.  if we were not committed to seeing this plan and these goals through, we could have thrown our hands in the air on week twelve of no income and went back with our tails between our legs.  We did not, though.  We stuck things with it, together.

God is able to do far more than we ask
Ephesians 3:20

We committed to this goal and we are now both in careers and jobs that we love.  Our daughter is in a school that she loves and is successful within.  Our son is doing great on his own and has found a new appreciation for his parents working so hard all those many years for him.

We walk by faith, not by sight
II Corinthians 5:7

Our family has reached these goals because we have committed to this and have seen it all the way through the fire.

With God, all things are possible
Matthew 19:26

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