Proverbs 17:13

If anyone returns evil for good, 

evil will not depart from his house. 


Are you in a Proverbs 17:13 marriage?


If so, we are so very sorry. 


When one spouse decides to tear the house down and rip the home apart, there is nothing that can be done to stop it. 


Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs 

rather than a fool in his folly. 

Proverbs 17:12


Once a fool has taken the reins and drives toward folly, disaster is predictable. 


Every happy home must have a plan to deal with the trash or evil. 


A trash can, a compactor, a bin. 


It’s foolish to simply try to limit the amount of trash your family will generate, because all families generate lots of trash. 


Healthy families generate emotional trash, moral garbage, and relational waste, but they also have a plan to take it out.


Think of today’s proverb as your first step towards getting your PhD in Family Trash. Here’s the rest of your courses:

(You’ll notice they get progressively more difficult,)


Course 1
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house. (Proverbs 17:3)


Course 2
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. (Proverbs 20:22)


Course 3
Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.” (Proverbs 24:29)


Course 4
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, (Proverbs 25:21)

Be kind and keep talking,
Brooke and Brian


P.S. - These 4 steps are the biblical expectations for the healthy marriage. 

In our Stay at Home Marriage Retreat we share our personal story of how we literally started off returning evil for good and now have a marriage we are proud of. 

The video below is a sample of the Stay at Home Marriage Retreat:

Stay at Home Marriage Retreat Sample
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