We hope you guys have had a great start to your year. We wanted to give you some encouragement to start this year out. These last couple of years have been trying as individuals so we know that it has caused some tension in marriages as well. We wanted to come and give some reminders for a marriage mental reset. LET’S GO!
- PRAY PRAY PRAY– Now your prayer doesn’t always have to be on bended knee in solitude. You can pray on your daily walk/run, in the car, sitting on the couch etc. Use the time to talk to God about what you are dealing with. Remember you cannot change your spouse but you have direct contact with the one that created them and you. God knows the desires of our hearts and wants to talk to you about what you are feeling and dealing with. Pray that you learn to understand the feelings of your spouse better to understand where they are coming from and how to love them better.
- Learn to focus on the good– We have a tendency to zoom in on everything that we do not have or parts of our life that we are not satisfied with but I challenge you to stop that today. Everyday before going to bed we challenge you and your spouse to sit and tell each other 3 things you are thankful for from that day. God chose to wake you up and give you a day full of miracles, grace, and mercy. Reflect on that and never overlook the little things.
- Talk it out-Stressed? Overwhelmed? Depressed? Happy? Excited? Whatever it is talk about it. Never get to a point where the communication is broken. This allows time for the enemy to sneak in and plant seeds that don’t make sense. Now we are not saying force a conversation. When conversations are forced it’s normally one person fussing and the other ignoring. Find the balance to express yourself in a safe place at a safe time.
To say that these times won’t come is unrealistic cause they will but if you have the tools to work through them it will make a world of difference. Pray, focus on the good, and talk it out in safe places and times. We pray this helps you guys as much as it helps us.