Faith Filled Family Magazine January 2017 - Page 53

Attitude Is Everything Your Words ( Even In Anger ) Do Effect Your Marriage

BY CHRIS BENTON
EVERYTHING you do stems from attitude . Attitude is the most important thing in life . As they say life is 98 % attitude and 2 % action . Most people who make it in life do so because they had the right attitude to make it . I say most because there are always exceptions . There are a few people that have a very bad attitude but somehow still make it in life but they are miserable people in the process .
Colossians 3:10 10 and have put on the new self , which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator . When you come to God , you are a new creation so you should not be talking down on your spouse the way you do if you do that . Your attitude controls how you talk to your spouse , good or bad .
Well what about your marriage and with your kids ? How does attitude affect them ? It affects them in every way . Many times before the marriage falls apart , the attitude already started . Attitude is usually the first thing to go in a marriage .
How you treat your spouse says so much about your attitude . I know people that call their wife “ old Lady ”. I am like REALLY ? Come on now . That is such a bad thing to program in your mind .
How about when a group of married women get together including Christian women , then start husband bashing . WHY ? To look good ? Why do they have such a bad attitude ? Marriage is supposed to be enjoyable .
I heard someone ask what if God gave you your spouse to make you Holy not Happy ? Now granted that is a great question but I see it differently . Why can ’ t you be Holy & Happy ? I think many Christian people have this attitude that in order to serve God you have to not be happy . In order to serve God you have to be broke . In order to serve God you have to be perfect .
Those kinds of attitudes will kill the family . I believe that God wants us to be happy but happy his way not the world ’ s way . Many people think material