If you have had any struggle in your marriage that cause a divide that seemed impossible to overcome. I am sure you have found yourselves asking questions like; What’s next for you and your spouse? Can we survive this? What does that future look like for us now?
Those are all great questions to discuss as a couple. But without a proper mindset between the two of you, you are bound to get off course. It is important to set ground rules in your relationship as you are moving towards reconciliation inside your marriage. Most importantly remind each other of the forgiveness granted by each other and by God. You have been set free so stop reattaching the chains to one another.
Whatever the situation that brought you to the divide, you can survive it! Romans 1:16 says “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” We shouldn’t be ashamed to turn from our sin and live as God intended, Set Free! How do I do that with a person that hurt me so deeply?, you ask. Well, first we quit reminding our spouse of their failures and offer them encouragement and praise for the effort to change and come together as one in order to move forward in unity.
You have let go of those old destructive habits and place Christ at the center of your relationship. As you come to understand your roles and the differences between the two of you, you will begin to practice forgiveness and peacefully resolve conflict by developing a healthy, God-centered approach to your life together.
When you are set free together you can overcome marriage struggles that stem from things like: temptations from intimacy drouts, trust issues within your finances and parenting. This list goes on with problems we can face in our marriage, but the answer is always God’s way still remains the best way. So continue to seek Him together and watch the divide diminish and connection become seamless. and Remember you are set free!