18 Dec


Sometimes we don’t realize how often we do and say things that undermine our marriage commitment.  Below I have put together a series of questions I’d like you to answer–a test, if you will, of your marital commitment:

*  Do you ever threaten to leave your mate?

*  Is your mate secure in your commitment to your marriage?

*  Are you more committed to your mate than to your career?

*  Are you more committed to your mate than to your children?

*  Are you more committed to your mate than to your hobbies and favorite activities?

*  Do you ever emotionally leave your mate by withdrawing for an extended period of time because of conflict?

*  Do you mentally leave your mate by staying preoccupied with other things?

*  Are you interested in meeting your mate’s needs and actively doing what you can to meet them?

*  Finally, how do you think your mate would answer these questions?

Questions like this can surface some important marital issues, from self-esteem issues to issues of time management and conflict resolution.  I encourage you to take a quick commitment inventory by really answering these questions!

NOTE:  This article was taken from the book Family Life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

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