Be-Attitudes of Marriage

by Mark Gungor

When Jesus sat down for his amazing Sermon on the Mount, he began by sharing nine simple truths: Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are those that mourn, blessed are the meek, etc… We call them the “beatitudes”.  In his new book, Mark Gungor shares his “NINE BE-ATTITUDES” for a successful marriage. Nine ways for you to “be” in order for you to experience the kind of marriage God intends for you to have. Click here to order.

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    7 Responses to “Be-Attitudes of Marriage”

    1. Paul Byerly wrote:

      Any chance of a Kindle version?

    2. Lynelle Marcos wrote:

      Hi,
      We were at your seminar in September in Bakersfield, CA. I noticed that many of your seminar interests/attendees are middle aged.

      Your illustration of a woman who has been touched all day and doesn’t want her man pawing at her as soon as he comes home cracks me up! However, may I kindly refer to the statistics showing that baby-boomer Americans are aging and there is now a large sector who are not dealing with little kids at home all day. When the husband arrives home after work (like mine) and wants to be all sexy and frisky–I’ve not had children to deal with or drain me–I’ve had my invalid mother! I love her. She sucks the life out of me sometime, however. He wondered why “hardly anything gets done and things are half done all over the house.” That is, until he stayed home with her two different days not long ago while I was (1st time) upstairs sleeping from sheer exhaustion & (2nd time) gone for the day. I came downstairs/home to a man who looked frazzled, and I found a myriad of things around the house half done. :-D My man confessed he couldn’t *wait* to get back to the office! And he didn’t even have to change her diapers, clean up a POO or barf mess, change the sheets, giver her meds, wash her hair, or trim her nails (which is WWIII, btw) the at all!
      It was only a few hours, yet, she managed to suck the life from him and take him off task the entire time I was out of the picture.

      That memory lasted a month.

      The day we were to leave for your live event in Bakersfield (Fri) was “one of those days” at home for me. Plus, it was the day of our 1st Anniversary. My card for him was sitting propped up in the center of the kitchen table. I spent 20 minutes that day opening EVERY CARD in the store to find *just the right card* to give him.

      Saturday we were to have our small group over for lunch & BIble study, arriving 90 mins before we got back from Bakersfield, entering via extra house key. I didn’t get the floor washed as I had promised–and as he was expecting. He came in (without card or flowers) and looked around at the floor. His very first words (with a scowl and exasperation) to me that day were, “The floor hasn’t been washed!” This was followed by 30 minutes of silence as we both thrashed about finishing up “my” housework before leaving for the 80 minute drive to Bakersfield.

      SO–that analogy you use about the rug-rats hanging from your man’s testicles? You need one for him to understand what we, as middle aged women go through at home all day as caregivers of elderly parents. Because I know I am not alone. I have talked to plenty of other women out there that can commiserate with me. :-D

      Sincerely,
      An In-home “nurse” to an 85 yr old “child”

      • Rhonda wrote:

        Give him the prices of nursing homes (I know u want to keep your mom home-quoting prices would just be to wake him up). Maybe his memory needs to be refreshed. He doesn’t sound like good husband material from what I can tell. Maybe a kick to the curb

    3. sunbruk wrote:

      Rhonda, I was really surprised by the “kick him to the curb” statement. Nobody in any marriage needs that advice.
      Lynelle – this time I’m your life is just for a season. But, there is NO shame in getting help with your mom. I work in long term care and when families finally get to that point of not being able to give the time, attention, and care that there loved one needs they are usually completely and totally exsaperated and not much more than a shell. When we stop being family, kids, and spouses it might be time to explore options for even a little help. They have in home care even part time may help you rejuvenate. Blessings may God give you His endurance, wisdom, and strength.

      • Rhonda wrote:

        sunbruk-do u have any better advice? I don’t appreciate ur tone- nobody needs a spouse who isn’t there. I think Mark may say the same

        • Michael wrote:

          Having ox poo is not a reason to get rid of the ox…That is what Mark would say (and has said).

    4. sunshine wrote:

      You were on the James & Betty Ministry show this morning. I loved it. You are so funny as you share with us the Be Attitudes from Jesus regarding Marriage. Thank you so much. Congrats on
      the new book. God Bless you & your family.

     
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