Investing In The WorthwhileAnd let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.(Galatians 6:9)

Everyone has so much going on now days that it can just suck the life right out of your marriage. Have you ever felt that way? I know I’ve been there. Life can throw a lot at us it seems and our marriages gets put on the back burner. Raising children, working in or out of the home, church obligations, and so on can push our marriages to the side.

It’s easy to do. We take our husbands and our marriages fore-granted so much today. There is hope though and ways that you can revive your marriage.

The word “revive” means to bring something back to life, health, or to make strong again. So if your marriage needs reviving that means it once was alive. That’s hope you can hold too. It can be easy to think that it’ll be fine once the kids leave home or work slows down. That’s not true and deep down we all know that. Anything worthwhile is worth investing in right now. We can’t let our marriages go to the side and expect to have a fruitful one. We have to invest in them now.

Date Nights……………..

One way my husband and I revive our marriage is by monthly date nights. We try to go out one night each month. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is what works right now. We have limited options on child care and my husband’s work schedule can be tricky too. So we shoot for once a month. It is something we always look forward too. We go to the nearest city to grab some food and shop (sometimes just window shopping). We just love spending time together alone. We can talk without interruption and focus totally on one another. I love that we get to do that. Some months if we just aren’t able to leave the house, we pick a movie and watch it when the boys go to bed. The point is to spend quality time together!

I encourage you to go to the Lord in prayer for your marriage daily. Our children have to see a Biblical marriage and it’s supposed to be blissful for us too! Our marriages can help make us more like Christ by serving someone else above ourselves. It’s a sacred thing. Find ways that will help you revive your marriage. God doesn’t want your marriage to go to the side and be mundane. He wants it to be alive and well!

Lord, thank You for marriage. It’s a sacred thing You instituted. May we cherish our marriage. May we cultivate our marriage. We desire that Your will be done in our marriage. Help us to be the wives You desire. May we not let our marriages go untended. Help us to invest in our husbands and our marriages. They should be a reflection of You, Lord.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

Building strong marriages together,

Heather Strickland


Below are a few scriptures for encouragement: 

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3)