Different Small Ways God Strengthens Your Marriage Each Day
Faith doesn’t make Christian marriage immune to difficulties. But it will make you stronger as you overcome every battle together. These five small human acts will allow God to fortify your marriage each day. Keep reading to learn more.
Prayer and Worship
Human relationships, especially marriage, cannot grow if God is not placed in the center. That’s because the covenant between God and man nurtures the covenant between man and woman.
Through prayer, we can express both concerns and thanksgiving regarding our marriage. Start and end each day by talking to God together to strengthen your faith.
Another way a couple can communicate with God is by listening to worship music together. Let the music express what your words couldn’t. You can also read the Bible together and let the scriptures guide your reflection.
“Tell me all about your faithful love come morning time, because I trust you. Show me the way I should go, because I offer my life up to you.” – Psalm 143:8
A Christian marriage thrives on the commandments of God. It also needs the support and encouragement of the entire church community. Make sure you stay connected with other believers through fellowships, Bible study sessions, or eucharistic celebrations.
Face Battles Together
Are you and your spouse going through a huge challenge? Instead of running away from it, realize that the Lord is by your side. Both of you were blessed with the power and strength to overcome these obstacles in Holy Matrimony.
Your battles are Christ’s battles. And He has proven Himself victorious in every one of them. All He asks is that you stick to your spouse and help each other rise again.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” -James 1:2-4
Show Your Affection
Conflicts and disagreements may occur in marital relationships despite how strong you are. What matters is you make an effort to forgive and apologize to each other. Showing affection can also be as simple as saying “I love you” whenever you get the chance.
One of the most well-known passages says it perfectly. Live up to this example as you build a healthy family.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-8
God will continue blessing your marriage with abundance and love if you know how to thank Him. Thank Him for all your beautiful moments, and thank Him for the bad. Show gratitude to Him for giving you battles you can face.
At the same time, thank your spouse for giving you sacred companionship. It will soften both of your hearts and heal you.