Monday, March 21, 2011

Marriage Monday: Poison Control Center

Did you know this week is national Poison Prevention Week?
In honor of that I would like to share some helpful advice.

Ten things that will poison your marriage:

First, I have to add a disclaimer to this post. I have not tried all of these poisons, only nine of them. Thankfully, I didn't ingest enough to cause death nor suffer long term effects from these toxic behaviors.
  1. Hang around with women who constantly belittle their husbands.
  2. Think of the money you both earn as separate. 
  3. Let the children play you against each other, this can last long into adulthood.
  4. Stop serving each other. 
  5. Ignore your personal appearance and practice poor hygiene. 
  6. Avoid dates or time alone. 
  7. Don't care about anything they deem important.  
  8. Spend too much time with your extended family and friends.
  9. Never forget past sins.
  10. Criticize at every opportunity, publicly will increase the speed of the toxicity.
If you feel like you need a detox. Don't despair. Things can change right now.

Here is my not-so-secret home remedy...

From the King James Bible, 1John 1:19:

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Living this scripture will strengthen our marriages. Today's post is linked up with Marriage Monday. In my last Marriage Monday Post I talked about ten books that have helped my marriage.
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I know there are things I have missed. Do you have any "must avoid poisons" in your home?  Leave a comment, you may be helping out a marriage.

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Bobbi said...

This was a painful sort of way. I think we all have done some of these...or most of these at some point or another. Thanks for a new spin on the day!

Miriam Pauline said...

Cute way of driving home a clear point--what we don't take care of can destroy us. Thanks for sharing today.

Mac an Rothaich said...

I had to say amen to all your poisons! Very true! Love your cure, it is so simple really and yet not easily remembered or done perhaps. Appreciate your reminder!

Sennie said...

What a great blog post!!

Tami said...

LOVE your creativity. Your points are well taken.

Susannah said...

This is wonderful... what a fun, meaningful and creative post!!!

Here's another must-avoid poison: Mistakenly thinking our husbands are mind-readers. They aren't! We must tell them what we need, and then thank them profusely for their support. Hard to do at times...

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, Terri G.

Blessings, e-Mom ღ

i cant decide said...

Great tips!

Dawn said...

Ha ha ha LOVE THIS POST - SO TRUE! Blessings to you my friend.

Shell said...

Love the list!

To sort of tie in with my post today, I'll add spending a lot of time with a member of the opposite sex who is not your spouse.

Heavenly Savings said...

Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Tuesday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

Lori Watson said...

Another one easy to ingest when we're tired and busy-Don't flirt with your husband. This causes "headaches" for you and heartache for your husband.

Great post!