Guarding your heart

Posted: April 9, 2012 by Troy in marriage

You have probably heard that before. But guarding your heart is one of the things you have to do to keep you’re marriage safe and you out of trouble. Not guarding it often times lead to an affair or divorce.

When you let someone of the opposite sex get to close to you or discuss things or problems that should only be talked about by them and their spouse or someone of the same sex (or a counselor) thats when things can go wrong. You try to identify with them and often times that will open things up for you to tell them about your marriage. When you are able to find that common bond that is when you both become susceptible to the wrong thing happening.

For the most part we just want to help people. That’s a good thing, but this is one area that gets a lot of folks in trouble. Books have been written about it, it is a repeatable pattern that really no one is exempt from.

Guarding your heart starts with putting God first and your spouse second and also watching who you talk to and the content of the conversation. Being observant and knowing the types of people that are able to get inside your “circle” and staying away from them will keep your heart from ever feeling that tug towards them. These types of people are the ones that you know you like to talk to, they give you a certain feeling when you talk to them, maybe even igniting a small spark when you talk, you may even think about your future conversations and what you might say.

Guarding your heart is something that you must do in your marriage. If you aren’t careful no matter who you are or what your background is you can find yourself in a situation that could lead you to a point of failure without you even realizing how far you are into the situation.

Keep your eyes on what God has in store for you and your marriage. He will never lead you or your heart somewhere it shouldn’t be.

Keep and guard your heart with all
vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow
the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23 AMP)


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