Roadblocks to a Healthy Relationship
Marriage Conference 2012
What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. That portion of the marriage vows is one of significant importance. As the leader of a thriving ministry, my wife and I know in order for ministry to grow, we must build and strengthen marriages and the family unit. The purpose of our annual marriage retreat is to address the various issues that arise in life that may create hazardous roadblocks and detrimental detours in a relationship. The Bible declares, “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.” Since the lack of knowledge is the root cause of destruction, one ministerial and instructional focus during the retreat is empowering God’s people with knowledge concerning the strategies and tricks the devil uses concerning relationships. I feel led by God to share with you some signs the enemy uses to tamper with your healthy relationship and turn it into an unhealthy relationship.
- Failure to communicate
- Contending with a strong spirit of jealousy
- Failure to spend quality time together
- Experiencing mental, physical, and emotional abuse from your spouse
- Having a poor sex life
- Failure to take vacations
If you and your spouse can identify with some of these signs and symptoms of an unhealthy relationship, begin to work on those areas of weakness and pray that God will restore the love the two of you had on the day you two became one in holy matrimony. Along with prayer, there are several practical principles the two of you will need to implement in the relationship to continue to rid your relationship of roadblocks and navigate through those detours.
- Confront the issues at hand
- Work on being in agreement and unity
- Work on building trust back
- Forgive quickly
- Seek medical advice for any possible sickness
The power of agreement and the ability to communicate effectively are two vital pieces to overcoming any roadblock that may come to hinder your relationship.