The 7+ Habits of Highly Effective Husbands – Habit #2: Burn the Boats

What do I mean by Burn the Boats?

I read a story a few years back about a group of ancient Greek warriors who were famous for their bravery and unshakable commitment to victory. As I read the story further, I soon discovered why?

After the warriors were off-loaded onto their enemy’s shore, their commanders would shout out, “Burn the Boats!”

Can you imagine what would be going through your mind at that moment, if you were one of those warriors watching your only option for retreat being torched in front of your eyes? As the boats slowly turned to ash and quietly sank into the water, you would know that there was no turning back and the only way home was through victory.

So what does this mean for your marriage?

It means that when you take your vows seriously you make a commitment to succeed. And by eliminating all of your other options you will be able to endure even the most challenging times and your wife will know that you will be there for her… no matter what.

So remember Habit #2 and Burn your Boats.

Check back next time to discover what habit # 3 is.

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