Protecting a marriage which has turned sour is in the interest of everybody. Other than you and your spouse, kids will also suffer if the marriage ultimately fails.
The below five prayer prompts can help in improving the relationship between you and your spouse when the marriage is rough.
For Better Communication
Communication is the secret behind every single relationship. When the marriage turns rough, pray for better communication. Good communication between a husband and wife will help in sorting out the differences of opinion so that the marriage can be protected before it is too late.
For a Willingness to Put the Other Person First
The secret behind the most successful marriage is trying to understand the other person and compromising. When the marital relationship starts to crumble, pray to put the other person first. Putting your spouse’s interests ahead of yours will help in showing empathy and prevent a further deterioration in the relationship.
For the Capability to Fight Fairly
Sometimes, you may need to fight with your spouse to better protect your rights and interests. A fair fight will make it clear to the other person that you can act tough if required and will not budge to unfair demands. Hence, pray for the capability to fight fairly when relations with your husband/wife stat turning sour.
For the Strength to Confess Your Mistakes
Confessing your mistakes honestly instead of confronting to cover them up can quickly repair a damaged marriage. However, acknowledging your mistakes needs courage and strength. When you think it is time to confess, your mistakes pray for the strength to confess them.
For the Wisdom in Decision-Making
You need to make the right decisions when the marriage turns rough. Whether it is about compromising or ending the marriage altogether, you need to make wise decisions. Any wrong decisions can have a dramatic impact on your marriage as they are mostly irreversible. Hence, pray for the wisdom in decision-making to deal with a damaged relationship properly.
Thank you for this information. After 30 years plus years sometimes things are taken for granted. A reminder NEVER hurts. Keep up the good work in your attempt to keep relationships together. God bless you and may you continue to let the LORD lead AND guide your foot steps and your family and marriage.