Five Keys to a Supernaturally Good Marriage

By on September 30, 2013

Everyone dreams of a having a great marriage. Recently I was at a friends wedding that Steve and Wendy Backlund were officiating. Together they gave a brief message to the new couple (who happened to be previous interns of theirs) on five keys to access a supernatural marriage.  It was brilliant so here it is for you…

1. See One Another as God See’s You

It’s easy to see and point out what’s wrong in one another – that doesn’t take any faith. Choose a mindset that leads to unlocking the greatness in one another.

2. Hold onto Hope

Our hope level determines our influence level. There are no hopeless situations only hopeless people. Keep hope for one another. Hold onto hope.

3. Practice Life-Giving Communication

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29.

Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21.

Choose to release the power of heaven through words of life. The future is in the mouth of intentional speakers. Sometimes the best thing to do is to say nothing. Prophecy is speaking God’s perspective – what He see’s. Prophesy over one another and your marriage. Agree with what God is doing. Speak what you want to see happen.

4. Set Relational Priorities

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33.

Seek God first, then your marriage success. Protect the priority of your marriage relationship. Remember God is the Source of wisdom and grace and love – all that you need to make a supernaturally good marriage.

Don’t just think “What can I do to make the marriage work,” but “What can I believe to make this marriage work.”

5. Prioritize Joy and Laughter

Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

The family that laughs together stays together. Take time to have fun. Make having fun a priority. Plan to laugh together at least weekly!

Go back through the five keys for a supernatural marriage and score yourself for each. Use a scale of 1-10 – where 1 is struggling and 10 is supernaturally good.

Now identify one key to focus on improving.

What one thing could you do this week to improve it?

Who could you share this with to partner together for more supernatural marriages?

 

Originally posted on Dream Culture.

About Andy & Janine Mason

This article was written by Andy and Janine Mason who are the directors of Dream Culture - a movement catalyzing people to discover and live their dreams. What began as a Dream Coaching tool has now developed into programs, classes and workshops in schools, businesses, churches and community groups. Andy and Janine are on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California, where they reside with their four children. For more information and resources to help you on your dream journey, see www.idreamculture.com.

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Five Keys to a Supernaturally Good Marriage