What Does It Take?

Your marital habits either lead to the connection or the disconnection of your US. 

How does that statement sit with you? For many of us, it leaves us feeling discouraged. We have other habits we have tried to change and have been unsuccessful, i.e., exercising, eating healthier, staying organized. 

But marital habits are different because they’re relational. They’re relational, which means they’re emotional, and therein lies the answer. For instance:

  • When you decide to laugh off something trivial instead of picking a fight, that is emotional. That matters.  
  • When you choose to be tender when you want to be harsh, that is emotional. That matters.  
  • When you thank your spouse for providing for the family, that is emotional. That matters.  
  • When you pause in the morning to pray for your spouse, that is emotional. That matters.

For almost every couple, an unexpected moment of laughter, gentleness, respect, affirmation, or sexual connection can trigger a great day for your marriage, even in the toughest of situations. 

And when you are intentional about creating these moments on a regular basis, you create habits that take your marriage in the right direction…helping you to become YOUR BEST US.

Action Step

Do one simple thing today to show your spouse your love for them. 


God, help me to do one little thing today that would be a big deal to my spouse. 

‘that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. ‘ COLOSSIANS 2:2-3

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