I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today in life if it wasn’t for my spouse and my marriage. My husband supports me in anything that I want to do, and he pushes me and challenges me to be better, to do more, and to reach higher. And his support does not just come in words (or lip service), it comes in the form of actions and sacrifice.
Does this mean that if I was single I would not be able to be successful or achieve my dreams? No! But I know that working with my spouse as a team empowers me even more. My favorite marriage quote is from Dr. Tony Evans:
“Marriage is a covenantal union designed to strengthen the capability of each partner to carry out the plan of God in their lives.”
That quote represents the true power of marriage to me…your marriage should strengthen you. Through your marriage, you should be empowered to achieve your purpose here on earth. I see this in my marriage and I have seen this in thousands of couples that we talk to via our website and movie screenings.
Unfortunately, I also believe that your dreams and goals can be crushed in a marriage where the spouses are not working together and are at odds. Yes, marriage can have the opposite effect when spouses are not supportive and when they do everything in their power to discourage their mates.
Do you have a spouse that has this burning desire to achieve something and it will not go away? Are you taking advantage of the power that you have to uplift and empower him/her?
Take a look at the 8 things that some people do to squash their spouse’s dreams. And, then make sure you are using your power to support your spouse and not hinder them. Despite what you hear and see in the media, there are so many benefits that come from being in a healthy marriage. Are you taking advantage of the power that is in your marriage?
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