Monday, January 11th, 2010
"I inquired of Jehovah, and he answered me, and out of all my frights he delivered me." (Psalm 34:4)
A couple may face challenges when they have children. A mate or a child may become seriously ill. Aging parents may need special care. Grown children may move far away from home. Other changes may result from caring for theocratic privileges and responsibilities. All these changes can bring some stress and anxiety to a relationship. If the strain on your marriage makes you feel that you have reached the breaking point, what can you do? (Proverbs 24:10) Do not give up! Satan would like nothing better than for one of God’s servants to abandon pure worship. He would be even happier if a couple did so. Hence, do all you can to make sure that your marriage remains a threefold cord. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) The Bible contains many accounts of ones who remained faithful despite severe trials. You can too.
(Watchtower issue: 09/15/08, 3:17, 18)
*the October 2009 special Awake! issue on family success, has some good examples of this in the section 'Profiles in Success' on pgs 14-17 & 22-25.