Have you noticed that there’s always something in marriage and family life that requires our attention? We face “endless” minor things that come along, which we must address. Plus, what about those major responsibilities demanding our full involvement? The question in these minor and major things is, are we able to stay joy-filled and live a life of encouragement? Here are 3 Uplifting Insights that May Help in Bringing Joy in Life, Especially in Your Marriage and Family.


  1. Daily, wake up with a determination that whatever comes your way, you will face it with a positive attitude.

For the sake of your marriage and family life, accept every challenge with an uplifting mindset. Fight off the barrage of temptations to cave in and blow your cool. Follow humorist Walt Whitman’s advice, who wrote, “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” Realize that your loved ones need to see you living in the light, not dwelling in the darkness of unhappiness and discontent.


  1. Daily, as you navigate the demands and expectations of life, keep your eye on the real prize. 

Accept the ups and downs of  living as opportunities to grow more ups than downs. Especially for the sake of your marriage and family life, see the reward in being a happy, positive, and always encouraging you. Embrace the uplifting advice of American novelist,Edith Wharton, who wrote,“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” Your mission, if you will accept it, is to be a bright, joy-filled, uplifting candle to everyone, especially in your marriage and family.


  1. Daily, as you lay your head on the pillow before sleep, evaluate your life. 

Accept the fact that you are a work in progress, so be patient with yourself. Determine to keep on improving in your quest to be an uplifting person.  And if you occasionally fail, don’t beat yourself up. Acknowledge you are human and make mistakes. When you mess up, go and clean it up. And major on your primary focus of always growing a happy marriage and family life.


Mark down the words of God’s prophet Nehemiah, who declared,  “The joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). Pastor Joel Osteen offers  this insight: “I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors.” Now may your “new doors” be an ever-increasing joyful marriage and family life. And stay happy!

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