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Shari Popejoy


March 25, 2013

Day 5: 8 Little Things That Can Destroy A Marriage

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Little foxes that can destroy marriage; 30 days to intimacy.

8 Little Things That Can Destroy A Marriage, and 1 Thing that Can Save It

Most people don’t end up signing their divorce decree because of one thing that happened one day.

The decision to end a marriage is usually the last step of a long journey that inched along one pace at a time with things like:

  • Insult
  • Disrespect
  • Criticism
  • Distrust
  • Barriers
  • Stubborn independence
  • Refusing to resolve conflict
  • Refusing to forgive

Every marriage is just one unresolved conflict away from divorce. That’s why the scripture says:

Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.  -Ephesians 4:26

Get in the habit of holding hands while the sun goes down, forgiving each other, loving each other, and promising to be there when the sun comes up again. And if conflict arises between sunset and bedtime, well then make a further commitment to not lay your head on your pillow until you’ve laid your lips on his.

If you and your spouse enact that one principle in your marriage, (and couple up resolving conflict with some great and frequent make-up sex) you will never make it to divorce court–because that appointment is always tomorrow — after tonight’s sunset, and after a night of lying in each others arms in love and forgiveness and acceptance and bliss. There’s probably an app that will add sunset times into your smart phone so you never miss this important appointment.

Can’t wait to see you at 7:29 Marc ;),

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We’re on a 30 Day journey to Intimacy on the Facebook page. Come over and like the page to get a daily dose of encouragement. And you can kindle borrow, or download the book here. We’re on Day 5: Catch the Little Foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards that are in bloom.: Song of Solomon 2:15 NIV

About the Author

Shari Popejoy
Shari Popejoy is the author of the book Won Without Words, and the blog Won Without Words, encouragement to wives. She writes the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for young people, and the blog Oh Joy!, (injoyinc.com/oh/) for busy moms. She is a frequent contributor to Christian print and online magazines, and writes from the quiet country of the Ozarks, where she lives with her husband, Marc, and their three children. You can find out all about her at sharipopejoy.com!


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