25 Jul


Your personal worth sets the limit on how successful your accomplishments are on your marriage.

Your greatest POSSESSION is to have a healthy self-esteem.

There is a need inside each one of us to be or feel like a special person and especially from our spouse.

You will grow and mature to be what God wants you to be if your FOUNDATION is built on a strong self-image.

It takes time to correct things that are wrong in your life and in your marriage because no one matures instantly.

To mature physically, spiritually and emotionally sometimes comes PAINFULLY.

In Christ, you are his unique creation and your marriage is unique.

Remember, your self-image is what you think you are.

Your self-image is not what you are.

Your self-image is not what others think you are.

There is an array of sources that you should not be basing your feelings on about yourself: family, other people, physical traits, talents/abilities, failures, etc.

Feelings of guilt and failure, many times come from setting up high expectations for ourselves.

This defected foundation needs to let God rebuild it.



  1. Let yourself, Love yourself.
  2. Be the person God intended you to be.
  3. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  4. Honestly estimate yourself.  Assess strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Don’t condemn yourself.
  6. Don’t have high expectations for yourself.
  7. Forgive yourself.
  8.  Accept God’s forgiveness.
  9. Towards others, have an attitude of forgiveness.
  10. Towards others, have an attitude of love.
  11. Do things that will make you like yourself more.
  12. Choose realistic goals.
  13. Seek God’s praise for what you do.
  14. Don’t seek praise from others for what you do.
  15. Build up others with your gifts and abilities.
  16. Surround yourself with friends that build you up.
  17. Do not put yourself around people who tear you down.
  18. Build up those around you.
  19. Let God shape you into the person he wants you to be.
  20. Thank God for his never-ending love for you.
  21. Thank God for the future he has prepared for you.

NOTE:  More marital encouragement on tomorrows post.

NOTE:  Some comments for this post was taken from the book, Perfect in His Eyes, by Kay Marshall Strom

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