Eight to Be Great

In my book, Marriages By Design, I formulate a model of marriage built on 8 foundations.  If any marriage would focus on these 8 things there would be great relationship.

1.      Love - Love by Accurately Considering and Deliberate Contributing to our partner’s need.  Think AC/DC.

2.      Grace - Give each other the benefit of the doubt just as God gives us the benefit of unearned favor.

3.      Value - Value ourselves and our partner the way that God does, for He really does.

4.      Truth - Eliminate duplicity and speak the truth in love.

5.      Service - Practice giving above getting.

6.      Forgiveness - Be quick to let things go.

7.      Honor - Show value by giving respect.

8.      Trust - Become vulnerable to create intimacy.


Thoughts to Ponder:

What foundations are strong in my marriage?  How am I contributing to these?

What foundations are weak in my marriage?  How am I contributing to these?



Luke 6:48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. (New International Version)