Father, you cannot underestimate the power of the words that you speak over your children. As a father, your words can have the power of life and death.
One of the most challenging things men must to do is to lead their family spiritually. Men ask me regularly, “How do you lead family devotions?” I have to admit that we have not consistently practiced family devotions.
Solomon said, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Hope is a confident belief that a desire or promise will be achieved within a specific time period. I believe we can trace a lot of the problems in marriages to this one principle.
Marriage has a Nemesis—an enemy—a scheming and divisive force that wants to destroy your relationship with your wife. Everything good from God is contested by Satan. He can’t stand the thought of agreement, truth, and harmony; therefore, he will do anything that he can to breakup your marriage.