When husbands and wives take intentional steps to live in peace with each other, Great things will happen in their marriage.


Consider the following passages of scripture that will help your marriage grow as you apply this principle in your marriage

Romans 12:18 (ESV) – If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Proverbs 3:30 (ESV) – Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.

Romans 12:19 (ESV) – Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”


A Brief Application

I know from experience that marriage can bring about circumstances that can be very difficult at times. You can come to a fork in the road where neither you nor your spouse is willing to budge so that a new destination can be set. This could be about anything from agreeing about what time the children should go to bed to how money should be spent or saved. When these types of confrontations happen, tempers can flare, feelings can get hurt, and you can begin to question whether your marriage can weather this kind of storm. So, here are a few steps that you can start taking right now to stop this type of hostility from happening in your marriage again.

1. Do your best to live in peace with your husband or wife. This works best when both husband and wife can come together in the name of the Lord and agree to do this. Will it be easy, that depends on how unselfish you and your spouse are willing to be, so that the both of you can live in peace with each other. This happens when you intentionally guard your marriage against any words, actions, or relationships that could potentially bring harm to your marriage.

2. Stop being hostile with your husband or wife. Just because your spouse does not agree with your opinion on how something should be done, does not make them your enemy. Your spouse has not done anything wrong to you, just because they do not agree with your opinion on how something should be done. Their opinion is just as important as yours, so take that into consideration the next time you two have a disagreement about anything.

3. Prove the facts. If at anytime you believe that your opinion will stop or prevent something harmful from happening in your marriage or family prove the facts. Research your argument and see if what you believe so strongly about is true, get the facts and prove it to yourself first. If you can prove your opinion to be factual, pray and then humbly present them to your spouse. However, if what you believe so strongly about is proven to not be factual, let go of your pride, drop it, and consider your spouse’s point of view.

 

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Move Your Marriage to Greatness with intentional actions that are kind, loving, and respectful.