No marriage is immune from having ups and downs. All relationships hit unforeseen speedbumps like issues of trust, intimacy, finances, family, communication—there are so many boxes to tick!
How you and your spouse face those obstacles can determine how you are going to make it in the long run.
Worry not. Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!
Guest Bearwin Meiley shares 3 practical tips to help you overcome if you are experiencing marriage problems:
1. Submit to God and obey Him
Have you ever tried praying together as a couple? Seeking God’s presence has never been more important in these trying times.
As Bearwin shared, “My wife and I have shortcomings, but we submit first to the Lord. The more you and your spouse grow closer to God, the more you grow closer to each other.”
2. Be each other’s accountability partner
In good times and in bad, where do you turn to?
Bearwin suggests that you turn to praying and Bible-reading—and encourage your spouse to do the same. Often people turn to friends, relatives, or churchmates for motivation, but it is good to know that marriage thrives on openness, honesty, and being each other’s cheerleader.
In tough times, remember that your spouse is the accountability partner God provided for you.
“My wife and I check on one another, ‘How’s your devotion?’ That is what I appreciate about my wife. When we started growing in God, whatever we were praying for, my wife would submit—and that is very, very important in marriage,” he testified.
3. Help each other in leading your children to God
As your family go through a challenging season, it is crucial to help your children develop a strong, enduring, and close relationship with God.
Marriages are not perfect, but they ought to know that they have a perfect God whom they can take refuge in when the going gets tough.
“One thing that I am so grateful, is that our 2 children know who God is and how He saved them. Everything is temporary, but your relationship with God is more than enough,” Bearwin shared.
Husbands and wives, God designed marriage that you must work as a team united with Him to carry out what He has called you to do even when—and especially when—times are rough.
No matter what marriage problems you are facing right now, know that God is your ever-present help. May you always seek Him and tune into what He wills for your marriage and your household!
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV)