School is about to begin and many parents are rushing to have their children’s annual Health Examination with a qualified doctor. It is good to have regular check-ups in order to evaluate our body – to determine what’s healthy and what’s deprived.
It would be good for us to do this on a regular basis with our marriage; to have an annual check-up of sorts. We are usually quite aware of what’s wrong with our spouse. It’s the things we tend to get irritated over time and time again. But do we purpose to sit down with our spouse to have an objective look at our own heart?
This is not much fun, but it is necessary if we are serious about wanting our marriage to grow. Think about it…we are completely unable to change our spouse, even if we are acutely aware of what needs to change. Only God can change a heart, and only when the person is cooperating humbly with the Spirit’s sanctifying work.
So, let’s purpose this month to identify one area in which we are in need of change. It would be even better if the area we choose is one our spouse identifies for us. Then, go after it with determination to change in order to bless our spouse and to glorify God. It won’t be easy or fun, but it will be good for us and for building a healthy marriage.
Finally, take a few moments to listen to this excellent video by Winston Smith where he answers the question, what does a healthy marriage look like?
What do you think a healthy marriage looks like?