Do you feel like you’re drifting apart in your marriage?
You’re not alone. Over 50% of marriages end in divorce and many more are in survival mode.
It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, that’s not how God designed marriage. He created marriage to be a picture of unity and love. He made us to be one flesh.
The problem is that the enemy seeks to divide and conquer us so we will less effective together than we are apart.
In God’s economy, one plus one equals 3 or more, but Satan seeks to change that math and make it one plus one equals less than one.
What’s the state of your marital math?
In this episode, Dr. Harold Arnold of the Leading You Home podcast talks about several ways we can work to stop drifting apart in our marriages. This is an important message for men and for women.
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
- Marriage is the battleground between God and Satan
- Defining your unfair advantage in marriage
- Tools to stop drifting apart in our marriages
HOW TO STOP DRIFTING APART
None of us can have a great marriage without the grace of Jesus Christ.
What does it look like to have a faith that is shared? What is God calling my wife and me to?
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How to Reverse Marital Drift
#1: Prioritize how we serve our spouses
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#2: Seek your wife’s spiritual growth
It’s not wrong to seek your own spiritual growth, but your marriage is the first and most important place for you to become a spiritual leader.
#3: Lean into your unfair advantage: Christ in you.
Have you forgotten that you were cleansed by Christ’s blood? Rehearse the gospel daily.
#4: Practice the faith cycle found in 2 Peter 1
2 Peter 1:5-7: For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
ABOUT DR HAROLD ARNOLD
Dr. Harold Arnold is founder of the Pursuit of Influence, the host of the Leading You Home podcast, and author of four books, including Second Shift, Marriage ROCKS and The Unfair Advantage.
Hans Finzel: http://maninthepew.com/become-great-leader-hans-finzel-mitp040/
Owen Hemsath: http://maninthepew.com/018-how-to-lead-a-thriving-sexy-marriage-with-owen-hemsath/
Tony DiLorenzo: http://maninthepew.com/intimacy-killers-tony-dilorenzo/
The Unfair Advantage: (AFFILIATE LINK)
About Harold: http://haroldarnold.com/
Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman (AFFILIATE LINK)