What One Marriage Conference Did For My Marriage

Several years ago my husband and I went to the I Still Do conference hosted by Family Life. Our marriage wasn’t in trouble, yet we were coasting along, just going through the motions.


We had no idea what to expect the day of the conference, and most definitely were not prepared for the lasting impact this event would have on our marriage.


We were told that our marriage was much more than an ‘I do’ – it is a sacred covenant. This discovery added gravity to the weight of our vows. We weren’t just committing to ourselves, we were making a promise to Almighty God.


In the middle of an athletic arena surrounded by thousands of other couples, we made a new promise to God and to one another.  For better, for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, and for all the days of our lives.


We affirmed our marriage vows and re-committed to remain true to the promise that we made to ourselves and to God.


There isn’t a better time to renew our commitment to our spouse than today.


Here are six easy ways you can renew your commitment to your spouse:


  1. Remember what first attracted you to your spouse,, and write them down.


  1. Then, write down why you love your husband and how you appreciate him.


  1. Think about the things you’d like to ask forgiveness for. Write those down.


  1. Describe the type of wife you’re progressing to become. Write it down.


  1. Explain your hopes for your future together. Write them down.


  1. Plan alone time to read this to your husband.


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Wife Step: Today, complete the six steps above.


Misty Phillip is an author, blogger, and speaker. Misty believes a woman’s highest calling is to love God and make him known, by loving and serving her family and others with her God-given gifts and talents.

Misty is married to the love of her life and best friend, Peter Phillip, and together they have three amazing young men and are blessed with a precious daughter-in-law. Misty left her corporate career to homeschool her boys. As her boys have grown she began a new season of writing and speaking.

In 2011 Misty became involved in the pro-life movement speaking for Texas Right to Life soon after her son Liam was diagnosed with Trisomy 18. This life changing event launched Misty into the pro-life movement. Recently, she has joined Save the 1 as a National Pro-life speaker. Misty shares devotions on Christian Living, Faith, Home, Family and the books she loves at– By His Grace – Seek Jesus, Study the Word, & Grow in Grace.

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