Friday, April 11, 2008


Milton, here:

I have never gone to a dance, but I've held Kristy in my arms and attempted a dance or two at home. She is my one and only dance partner and our marriage is a glorious extended dance of two lovers.

We've added new steps through the years which have made it exciting and romantic.

Here is more truth that has made our dance a lasting one.

If you love your partner and yourself, learn the truth about good dance steps.


Eight truths of lasting marriages

by Kristy and Milton Dykes

4. Wise husbands spoil their wives. And, wise wives build up their men.

“Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves is wife loves himself.” (Ephesians 5:28, NIV)
“The wife must see to it that she deeply respects her husband – obeying, praising and honoring him” (Ephesians 5:33, The Living Bible)

Husbands, love your wives. Practice ways to spoil your wife. Ask how you can serve her. List the things she likes. Do the things she likes cheerfully. Affirm her verbally, both privately and publicly.

Wives, respect your husbands. Value his opinions. Compliment him – and let him hear you compliment him in front of others. Encourage him. One wife says to her husband every day, “You are a man of destiny. I’m so thankful for you.”

5. Fidelity in marriage brings great rewards.

“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality…because these things are improper for God’s holy people” (Ephesians 5:3, NIV)

The joy of faithful commitment can never be matched by unbridled lists in adultery. Faithful love is confident love, and purity in marriage produces lasting health benefits.

In our article, “Affair-Proofing Your Marriage” (Enrichment journal, Summer 2000), we covered four ways to prevent affairs: 1. Keep your eyes on your spouse. 2. Keep your mind clean from the lusts of this world. 3. Keep your walk with Christ up-to-date. 4. Find physical fulfillment in the bonds of marriage.
How is Kristy?

She rested and had a good day. God is good.


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