4.23.2014

Week 7 - Faithfulness


{To Inspire and Encourage}

For the next few weeks I want to share a little study about the Fruit of the Spirit. 
Week Seven: FAITHFULNESS



there are many types of Faithfulness but today I am going to talk about
Being faithful to your spouse

You took the walk to the altar, why not trust them completely and only give your heart and body to him/her.
Here are some tips I found

Agree upon trusting one another. Once you have taken your vows, don't do anything to break that trust.
Accept the fact that you are no longer single. No, you may not come and go as you please, no matter how much that may rankle.
Understand that your spouse is not attempting to put you on a leash. It's simply a matter of honoring your commitment, and of letting your spouse know when to start worrying.
Wear your wedding ring at all times. Avoid taking the ring off in most situations, even if your friends tell you to. Some exceptions are when playing sport, washing the dishes or if it could be damaged or cause you injury on the job. Do remember to put it back on straight away!
Nourish your intimacy with your spouse. If either of you is experiencing problems with intimacy, talk it through – and the earlier, the better. Being intimate through loving gestures, hugs, kisses and sexual relations is a vital part of keeping the two of you bonded.
Don't stir up trouble where there isn't any. Doing hurtful things to see how your spouse will react is a bad idea.
Avoid even the appearance of wrongdoing. If you meet with someone who tries to come on to you and maybe even who is attractive to you, don't panic. Simply show no interest and say it clearly to that person. 
Tell any person who tries to lure you into an entanglement with them that you're not interested, period. Don't give a half-hearted "Gee, I'm really attracted to you, but I'm married" response. 
Take your spouse with you. If you know you'll be in a situation where you can't avoid a person who keeps coming on to you, take your spouse along. Knowing your partner is watching will keep you in line, and hopefully will deter any questionable acts on the part of the other person.
Leave the situation. It doesn't matter whether it's a job or a circle of friends. If you've tried your best to put the stops on the interest someone has in you - and worse yet, if you have started to return those feelings, you have to leave the situationimmediately.
Stay home. Studies have shown that men who cheat start spending time away from home, such as working late at the office, going out for drinks after work, etc
Make plans for your future together and revise these plans regularly. Be sure to not only plan, but to also do the exciting and amazing things you have planned together. 
Communicate! If you are feeling pushed away, due to lack of attention or contribution. Communicate those feelings to your spouse. 

4 comments

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  2. Great things to remember! Relationships are fluid and we have to continually work on them.

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  3. great tips, we are now one and sometimes you have to compromise.

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  4. Great stuff to keep in mind for my next relationship. For now, I am enjoying being single.

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