Marriage is an empty box at the start.
What you put in it is what you get; and it’s better to keep it full so that it remains pleasant.
Make a habit of putting into your marriage more than you seek to take from it.
Some things to fill your marriage box with: love, joy, intimacy, generosity, kindness, serving and a habit of giving.


I am not a marriage expert, nor could I possibly have all the secrets to a happy marriage, but there is a wonderful book which carries some extremely good advice on how to live together as husband and wife and how to have your life together blessed in countless ways. The book is God’s own message to us in the Bible, which He breathed into the pens of men many years ago. The Bible, though ancient in its conception, is still pertinent today in all areas of our lives.

Here are ten references to specific elements of a great marriage:

  • 1 John 4:7 Refers to placing God at the head of your house. Having Him as your chief advisor makes some of the tough decisions easier and He also promises to bless those who trust in Him.
  • 1 Corinthians 11:11 & Genesis 2:24 talks about a total commitment to each…

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2 thoughts on “WHAT’S IN THE BOX?”

  1. Enjoyed this post. You are so right. Marriage is what you put in the box and it is work, not play. Words hurt and can’t be taken back the damage is done once out of the mouth or read in black and white.

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