Some years back, I had come across the famous book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” It, to this day, is one of the most sold self-help books ever on the market. Since then there have been so many “spin-off” books that have spawned from the original. My personal favorite was the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Miniature Edition.” Maybe it was because my life, at the time, was centered around reaching teenagers. I think it was more so about the size of the book. Reading hasn’t always been my strong-point and I loved that it was short and to the point.
Today starts a new series of seven MINI-blogs designed to recognize unhealthy habits. If you’re like me, I can get into read marriage blogs and think, “Communication, I communicate all the time” and I don’t realize that my communication, even thought it is being done, isn’t being effective.
Here we go…7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages.
Habit #1: Spiritual Continuity
The unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time.
Synonyms: continuousness, uninterruptedness, flow, progression
Matthew 7:24-27 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Highly defective marriages refuse to put Christ first.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.