What’s in a Word? Every marriage and family encounters tension in home life. So, what is the present atmosphere in your household? On a scale of 1-10 (1 the lowest & 10 the highest), what represents your current home environment? Here are 3 Powerful Words to Improve Your Marriage and Family Life.

WALK – Improving marriage and family depends on how you walk in life. If you primarily walk, embracing a self-centered life, then others will dislike your egotistical air. Yet, what happens if you walk by loving, serving, forgiving, sacrificing, and radiating a humble attitude in your household? Well, by being positive in your marriage and family, home life can improve. Let’s heed what speaker Joyce Meyer’s says, “No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future.” So to improve your marriage and family, walk in love.

STAND – Also, improving your marriage and family life requires a willingness to stand for a better you. The downfall of culture primarily comes about by a breakdown in home life. Therefore to prohibit your household from a downfall, you must stand strong for them. Here are eight qualities you should stand for: “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

SIT – Finally, improving your marriage and family life depends upon an additional truth: How do you sit? Again, are you sitting on the “throne” of your life, or are you allowing Jesus to be seated as the head? The Lord wills that every child of God would sit in Christ’s lap, resting in Him and allowing the Lord to build your home life His way. Real joy and victory comes by sitting with Him.

These three words – walk, stand, sit – are primary in improving your marriage and family life. Author Watchman Nee understood their value, when he wrote, “The Christian life from start to finish is based upon this principle of utter dependence upon the Lord Jesus.” Every household needs to walk, stand, sit in Jesus.