We always look forward to hearing from Scott Means from Journey to Surrender marriage blog. When our marriages are strong, our children are blessed, so we at Hope at Home want to encourage you that time spent on your marriage is part of good parenting! We hope you find this post as timely and encouraging as we have.
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We Become What We Behold
I don’t know who coined the phrase, “we become what we behold,” but the principle is clearly a scriptural one.
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory…” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV)
Together is Always Better
On several occasions over the past few weeks, my wife has been a great source of encouragement to me. More than just a listening ear, which is helpful, she has reminded me to look to Jesus.
- Pray together and pray for each other out loud
- Let your spouse know you are praying for them individually
- Send little notes, texts or emails of encouragement with words of truth
- Find and share scriptures that speak truth into to your spouse’s circumstances
- Remind each other of past times when God’s goodness has saved the day
Celebrate the Good Stuff
On the advice of a friend and ministry mentor, my wife has recently started making little lists of things to celebrate. He wisely advised her that when faced with a difficult relationship or circumstance, to make a short list of things to celebrate about the person or situation. Keep it handy; remind yourself of them often.
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