Marriage Devotional Day 22 - Love is Blind

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

When I hear the phrase, “Love is blind” I immediately think that my wife is watching the Hallmark channel again and there is this amazing sentimental story that is playing out in this made for TV movie. But the more my wife and I ask God to show us how to navigate our disagreements, the more He shows us the meaning of the phrase love is blind.

Remember when you were first married, and everything about your marriage and your spouse was the best thing ever and we told them how amazing those best thing ever moments were. It was awesome, but somewhere in the months and years of being married we stopped noticing the best thing ever moments and started to focus on the frustrating bumps in the road.

Test this out this week: list all of the times where you mention the great things in your spouse and then list all of the times where you may happen to mention the things that they need are bad in or need improvement in. What happened to the best thing ever and how do we get back to it? Somewhere we become blind to the good things in our spouse.

Read I Thessalonians 5:18. Paul clearly gives us two easy steps: encourage one another and

then build each other up. If you want to regain the best thing ever moments in your life, start encouraging each other and not only believing the best in each other, but actively build them up. By doing this we have to be willing to not hold the past against our spouses, but instead actively build them up.

You were made to breathe life into the plans that God has for your spouse. Adjust your blindness meter in your marriage. Make sure your blindness towards your spouse is blindness towards their faults instead of blindness towards their amazing traits.

For her: What do you need to apologize to your husband for a time when you did not believe in him and criticized his decision?

For him: What do you need to apologize to your wife for a time when you accentuated her faults?

For us: What are five ways this week that we can build each other up?

 

 

 

 

Used by permission.  Cornerstone Christian Fellowship