NEW EPISODE: Be-Attitudes of Marriage: When Jesus sat down for his amazing Sermon on the Mount, he began by sharing nine simple truths: Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are those that mourn, blessed are the meek, etc… we call them the “beatitudes”.
Mark shares his “Nine Be-Attitudes” for a successful marriage. Nine ways for you to “be” in order for you to experience the kind of marriage God intends for you to have.
During the show today when you were talking about “Be Nice! I thought of Roadhouse and Patrick Swayze’s character Dalton’s talk about the rules.. “All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, BE NICE! If somebody gets in your face and calls you a sucker, I want you to BE NICE! Ask him to walk. BE NICE! If he won’t walk, walk him. But BE NICE! If you can’t walk him, one of the others will help you, and you’ll both BE NICE! I want you to remember that it’s a job. It’s nothing personal. I’m divorced so I thank you for doing all you can to speak into and I pray save people from themselves!
Marks comment about being married for 12 years and your still a rookie. Well I have been married for 28 years and I feel that I have graduated to the JV squad and with this simple epiphany. Do not confuse forgivness with trust, so many of us (me particular) think that if we get forgivness that, that means she can trust me again. THAT is so NOT true. That is why God gave us Jesus, he loves us, he forgives us, he does NOT trust us. God Bless you, sometimes I dont like what you have to say, but that does not mean it not true and maybe thats when I need to listen a little harder! as in James 1:19
I like your comment that the couple should have friends. She should have her friends, he should have his friends and they should have their friends.
There are traditions regarding the wedding that most people don’t think about. Take the wedding party, for instance. The never was a “Maid of Honor”. She was a Matron of Honor. Matron because she was the wife of the Best Man. This was the only required married couple in the wedding party. All the others, usually 4 to 5 men and women for groomsmen and bride’s maids.
The reason the wedding party was made up this way was that these were the people the young married couple took their gripes and vents to. Theses were the people who could objectively see that the marriage was having trouble, and they would step in with suggestions, advice and an ear to listen.
On the 16th Mark swirleys himself at 37m15sec. He did it only once before in a released video podcast dated April 18th at 13m06sec. Now he can keep track of his self-swirleys…