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Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Spouse

1. Faith in God. Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. The first commandment is to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Let your faith in God and his son, Jesus Christ be the solid bedrock foundation of your marriage. Use these two passages as the theme passages of your marriage. Marriage is God ordained. Remember marriage and the family is God's building block for society. "God first" is an easy principle to say and one with which all believers in Christ would intellectually agree. How does one make this principle a habit? Your job as a husband is to wash your wife in the Word. Make a commitment to pray with and for each other daily. While each of you may understand the importance of daily personal devotions, you need to make family worship as a couple top priority as well. An evening devotional prior to retiring for the night allows you to resolve any issues under the blanket of caring protection of your heavenly father and avoids letting the sun go down on your wrath.