Here are some beatitudes I found that will help your marriage now. If you aren’t married, keep these safely tucked away for when you do marry:

Blessed are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate, considerate, and loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing.

Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends.

Blessed are they who have a sense of humor, for this attribute will be a handy shock absorber.

Blessed are they who love their mates more than any other person in the world, and who joyfully fulfill their marriage vow of a lifetime of fidelity and mutual helpfulness to one another.

Blessed are they who remember to thank God for their food before they partake of it, and who set aside some time each day for reading the Bible and prayer.

Blessed are they who attain parenthood: for children are a heritage of the Lord.

Blessed are those mates who never speak loudly to one another and who make their home a place “where seldom is heard a discouraging word”.

Blessed are the husband and wife who faithfully attend the worship service of the church together for the advancement of the Kingdom.

Blessed are the husband and wife who humbly dedicate their lives and their home to Christ and practice the teachings of Christ in the home by being unselfish, loyal, and loving.

Won’t you take some of the attributes and apply them to your life today?

The love of the Father is like a sudden rain shower that will pour forth when you least expect it, catching you up into wonder and praise. – Richard J. Foster

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder