Marriage Monday: No More 50/50


Someone once said that a marriage is made of two people giving 50% of themselves. Well, I would like to say that is close but it is not enough. A marriage is made of two people but that is where the similarities end. For a marriage to reach its full potential, it has to have both parties giving all of themselves…not just half.

If either of the parties are only giving half, where is the other half going? If I am only giving 50% to the marriage, I am putting unnecessary weight on my wife; which in turn stresses her out and creates a host of other issues within the marriage and family.

Let us do an evaluation of our participation and effort to the marriage relationship. Let’s take note of whether we are giving all or only part of ourselves. Our marriages deserve our very best every day.

Let us remember…No More 50/50.

Have Faith 1st



Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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12 comments on “Marriage Monday: No More 50/50
  1. That’s so true, I’ve never thought of that statement like that before!


  2. siniswack612 says:

    Reblogged this on perfection is the aim and commented:
    Awesome blog on marriage. Marriage is about giving your all to your spouse not just part of your self.


  3. nopew says:

    I agree with the lesson but not the arithmetic. Marriage is a whole = 100%. If I give all I can it is only my part = 50% and when my wife does the same her 50% and mine = 100%. But when this is viewed, not as the relationship, but each separate individual’s activity the relationship is cut in half = 50%. If an individual gives only 50% of what they could, that is half of a half = 25%. I know, the whole thing gets confusing, I’m only half serious and in my quarter of the world we make the 100% together like music from a Divine DJ. Since I’m a halfwit how does that affect the math?
    My wife will gain a special jewel in her heavenly crown just for living with me our whole married life. πŸ™‚


    • Sebastian says:

      Your wife and mines as well! πŸ™‚ Your arithmetic is correct in this matter. Serious or not, it absolutely must be both parties giving ALL of themselves for a relationship to have any chance of real success.


  4. isaiah43123 says:

    Good advice not only for marriage but for any relationship.
    Keep the Faith!


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