Only Focus on The Good


When the demands of a God-centered marriage contrast against the world’s view, our vision towards marriage in general, can become jaded.  When this happens it gets really hard to see marriage as a gift, much less be thankful for it.  The world calls our flesh to do what’s best for itself, to think of self first and to have its own way.

There is a temptation to want it now and to think we know what’s best instead of waiting for God’s plan to unfold. Remember, He said His ways are higher than ours and Jesus said His peace is different than the peace of the world.   Don’t look at a God-centered marriage with lenses that have been fitted to the world’s view.

When you find yourself in an emotional tight spot, sin crouching at the door of your temptation, resist the lure to think negative low thoughts about your husband.  Instead through gratitude and praise, elevate your mind to the higher things.

In their letter to the Philippians, Paul and Timothy tell them, and us, that we’ll do best by filling our minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious — the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.

Be empowered by grace as you head into your weekend!







  1. I wrote something very similar to this a long time ago, albeit with far less eloquence and many more words than necessary. Yours is better, :).

    Philippians 4:8 is one of my top 5 favorite passages of Scripture. My internalizing that principles is a big part of the atmosphere we enjoy in our marriage.

    Thanks for the reminder, Robyn.

    1. Hey thanks, I appreciate you saying so. I’ve been reading a book on non-fiction writing (which I didn’t even know there was such a thing) and it’s teaching me to say what I want to say, in fewer words. Admittedly, I do feel like some of what I’m saying is a miss because I’m not articulating enough. The author assures it will pass LOL.

      Philippians 4:8 is a verse that keeps giving in my life too! As far as marriage, I don’t know of a more key verse to assure your Man’s happiness! (and your own)

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