THE FIVE GAUGES FOR MARRIED LIFE
The Marriage Dashboard was developed by Andy Savage. Andy is the teaching pastor at Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tennessee, a speaker, a blogger, and a relationship coach. His passion is communicating God’s truth in a creative way that connects with people where they are.
The Marriage Dashboard is designed to give you a set of gauges for evaluating and strengthening your relationship with your spouse. We want you to have an enjoyable, lasting and inspirational marriage. We believe couples who say “I do” to each of these five gauges will experience marriages that are better, richer and healthier than average.
Each gauge is an indicator of health in a particular area of your marriage. The purpose of The Marriage Dashboard is to give you a clear understanding of the current state of your marriage. You need to know where there’s room for improvement before you can take action. But let’s be clear: this tool alone can’t improve or fix your marriage. However, it can help initiate conversation between you and your spouse that can lead to action that can improve your experience of married life.
If you approach the dashboard with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and grow, you’ll discover it can become a valuable tool.
Marriage is designed by God to be a covenant relationship between one man and one woman who enjoy each other for life. Husbands and wives are meant to give the love and grace of Jesus Christ to each other as well as receive that love and grace from each other. In short, marriage by God’s design should be enjoyable, lasting, and inspirational.
No marriage is perfect because each of us is flawed, and we bring these flaws into our marriages. The Marriage Dashboard is designed to help you identify where your marriage can use some work so you can take action. Don’t settle for average when your marriage can be extraordinary. Over the next week, use the exercise that follows as a starting point for conversations with your spouse. These conversations may help you start making some adjustments (small or large) to ensure your marriage thrives.
CHANGE YOUR MIND
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.