Marriage requires intentionality. This is one statement you should bind on your hand and your forehead and impress on your heart. It should be you mantra, your sleeping and waking thought, and something you should be committed to doing.

Some people believe marriage is such a difficult task to perform, it gets boring over time, and it’s hard to keep up with. They want to go with the flow, and they eventually fall into the rut of the same old way they have been doing things.

They are intentional about their daily exercises. They are intentional about their diet. They are intentional about managing their finances. They are intentional about keeping their doctor’s appointments. But they are not willing to be intentional about their most important human relationship. They do not give excuses for any other thing except their marriage.

They do not give excuses for any other thing except their marriage. Click To Tweet

How intentional are you? How intentional are you in serving your spouse? How intentional are you about wanting to please your spouse and pursuing your spouse like you did while you were courting? How intentional are you in not using hurtful words and cutting remarks? How intentional are you in ensuring that the spark doesn’t go out of your marriage? How intentional are you about putting your spouse first in all things after God? Think about it.

Intentionality begins with the little things and a heart that is committed to make the marriage work. If you can be intentional about your diet, exercise, medical appointment, and what have you, you can be intentional about your marriage. You just have to stop giving excuses, and be committed to making it work. The work marriage requires is the work of intentionality in everything.

Your marriage will be beautiful and built to last.

Oluwakemi.