We Are One

Part Eleven

When you get married, you become one.  So if I am not healthy in my body, mind, or spirit, then either is Dan.  If Dan is not healthy body, mind, or spirit, then I am not healthy either.  Keeping yourself healthy will keep your marriage healthy.  

Keeping healthy as an individual will take effort.  It will take work.  It’s not easy, especially as we grow older.  Added pounds and stresses of life can take their toll.  We have to do all we can to be healthy to keep our relationship strong.  

You might be saying, “Well sometimes being healthy is out of our control.”   This is true, but putting effort into what we can do will go a long way.  They say stress alone can contribute to up to 80-90% of all illnesses.   Our mental health is much harder to keep healthy.

We live in such a technology-driven world that can do almost everything for us.  We don’t have to move or think.  This doesn’t sound good, does it?   

A healthy marriage:

  • allows you to do more activities together
  • relieve stress and tension
  • keeps your sex life healthy
  • brings more laughter and joy
  • keeps us looking good for each other

We all have areas we can work on to stay healthy.  It won’t be easy but will be worth it in the long run.   

In what ways can we take steps on being healthier for ourselves?  For our marriage? 

We are one.

God’s Word-3 John 1:2

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Oak Alley-2007

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