Why A Healthy Lifestyle Is Important For A Healthy Marriage


There are huge physical and spiritual benefits for your marriage in living a healthy lifestyle. This episode of Marriage After God shares 3 important areas of life that are positively impacted when we choose to live a healthy lifestyle and how it affects marriage.

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1. Discipline: how self-control impacts your life. (6:13)

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Proverbs 25:28 (6:35)

We give personal examples of the growth we have seen in our marriage from choosing to eat good and workout, as well as the spiritual discipline of spending time with God.

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A Marriage After God allows each other to speak into each other’s lives, to require things and to expect the best of each other. We need to be humble to receive this. Being married is awesome because you are there to help each other.

2. Example: Leading by example. (13:58)

Leading in a healthy lifestyle will provide an example for others to follow. Lead by example for your spouse and for your children. Start walking out what you desire your spouse to walk in. Your example will inspire change in others.

3. Ability: The benefits of living healthy. (18:48)

What are you able to do because you are disciplined, healthy, fit, focused, moving in oneness in marriage and your family is following your example?

We share some personal examples, but consider this for yourself as well! We found we play and engage more with our children. We also experienced energy and agility increase in sexual intimacy. This is a HUGE benefit and spiritual benefit of living a healthy lifestyle! We noticed increased oneness in our marriage. Having a more active and healthy sexual lifestyle made us feel closer and more confident in our relationship.

When we grow in our ability when God gives us extraordinary opportunities we will be able and ready to do it. We are prepared. Our marriage is prepared.

Maturity is walking in spiritual disciplines, spending time with God reading His Word and praying.

“Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:7-8 (24:35)

Discipline spiritual life.

We must take baby steps to start building healthy habits. Start today!

What is one thing you and your spouse can commit to today that will contribute to a healthier marriage?

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