Growing in Gratitude as Husband and Wife -- Podcast #11
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Episode/Show Notes:

As my wife and I have gotten further along in our walk of following Jesus, we are becoming more and more aware of the importance of GRATITUDE. Truly being able to give thanks to God in the hard times as well as the good times. And this GRATITUDE, or at times LACK of real gratitude, really affects our horizontal relationships - especially our marriage!  We have found that when we can keep an attitude of gratitude in our vertical relationship with God, it has positive effects on the people we are around that day.  So please stay with us to hear MORE. And, as always, THANK YOU for joining us today on this journey of marriage!!


FEEDBACK/CONTACT US: If you would like to share feedback on our podcast or suggestions for future episodes, please send us an email at podcast@AbidingMarriage.org    Thanks in advance for doing that or us!!



Link to Gary Thomas on Billy Graham Site: https://billygraham.org/story/how-to-appreciate-an-imperfect-spouse/



Link to Post by Les and Leslie Parrot - Practicing Gratitude in Marriage: https://www.symbis.com/blog/practicing-gratitude-in-marriage/



Link to Psychology Today Article: Does Gratitude Matter in Marriage: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/resolution-not-conflict/201207/does-gratitude-matter-in-marriage


Scriptures on Gratitude:

Psalm 9:1-2: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of Your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your Name, O Most High.

Psalm 105:1-2: Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done. Sing to Him; yes, sing His praises. Tell everyone about His wonderful deeds.

James 1:17: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Colossians 2:6-7: And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Colossians 3:17: And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.


Write It Down Challenge: 

  • Write a note to your spouse - maybe every day for a week or once a week for the next month. 
  • Share something SPECIFIC that you can tell them you truly appreciate about them. 
  • Pray for them to truly feel your gratitude for them as your spouse!


Link to Google Drive Podcast Listener Folder - She’s Not Perfect but She’s Perfect for Me (This article is relevant for both husband and wives)


Link on our Abiding Marriage Blog: How Do You See Your Spouse? https://www.abidingmarriage.org/post/seeing-your-spouse


Podcast Music: Moving to Places New by Big Score Audio

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