Your spouse, just like you, isn’t always going to be perfect, a fact that isn’t going to change this side of heaven. ), so what if our first reaction over a misunderstanding with our spouse is to tell ourselves, “Well, this wasn’t what I was expecting to happen, but I trust their heart toward me”? Further communication and resolution may still need to happen, but how much healthier will our attitudes be toward our spouses?
And how much more prepared will we be the next time the enemy launches an attack against us if we always believe the best?
Even if your marriage is near perfect, it’s important that you go out of your way to protect this most sacred of relationships, which is only second to your relationship with God Himself. So, how can you “stay alert” in regard to your marriage?
“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God” (Philippians 1:3).
“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage.
Prayer has the power to align your will with God’s, to change your attitude toward your spouse, and to defend against the enemy’s attacks.
Whether in a calm season or a stormy season, set a hedge of prayer around your marriage.