It’s much easier to tell your spouse, “I love you,” than to show them through your actions.
That truth is illustrated in the number of questions we get from married couples about navigating busy schedules, financial issues, and communication and conflict. Each of these topics represent small everyday moments that easily turn into big disruptions to marital unity.
Authors Matt and Lisa Jacobson are with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Learning to Love Your Spouse Well” to encourage husbands and wives to serve and love each other well.
They say an important step to loving our spouses well is cultivating our faith. We are not responsible for our spouse’s faith, but few things are better for your marriage than growing in your faith, regardless of what your spouse chooses. Contentment is the result of believing and acting according to God’s truth and rejecting contradictory messages.
You can choose to be content about your spouse in these different aspects:
We aren’t just living a life in the physical world. The battles that you fight every day are of the spirit as well, and they have waged war against you and your marriage. As men and women, it’s important to equip yourself with God’s Word for the coming battles in your marriage.
And while you’re online, why not take a few moments to try our free Marriage Assessment online tool? It will help you quickly determine what’s working well in your relationship and identify areas where you may need some improvement.
If your marriage is struggling, we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
If you’re on the brink of divorce, our Hope Restored marriage intensives can go a long way toward facilitating healing between you and your spouse and bringing restoration to your relationship. The intensives take place in four locations: Branson, MO; Greenville, MI; the WinShape Retreat Center in Rome, GA; and our brand new location in Cave Creek, AZ. The number for Hope Restored is 1-866-875-2915. Or visit online.
Lisa is an author, a speaker, and the founder and host of Club31Women.com, an online community of Christian women authors. Matt is the teaching elder and pastor of Cline Falls Bible Fellowship, and founder of FaithfulMan.com, a social media community focusing on family teaching.
Together, they’ve written two books that go hand in hand to help with your married life, called Loving Your Wife Well and Loving Your Husband Well. They are available for a gift of any amount. We’ll send them out to you as a way of saying thank you for partnering with us to strengthen families with the resources they need. For more information, click here.