1. Praying for Them Daily
I cannot tell you how many times when I am daily praying for my husband that he does better in life and in fighting temptation. Prayers are an unexpected way to love our spouses. It may not naturally be the first thing that we think of or go to, but it matters.
Ephesians 6:18 says, “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” The phrase, “All the saints” includes our spouses. I would even argue that God has brought your spouse into your life so that you can champion them in their faith.
One of the ways we do this is by regularly praying over them and for them. The enemy wants to diminish godly marriages, but when we are praying, we are expressing the power of Christ within us. Loving your spouse starts from loving God and allowing His love pour out through you.
2. Take On a Responsibility That They Normally Carry
In homes, husbands normally take on certain jobs and wives take the other ones. Part of this could just be that your jobs around the house are your strengths and vice versa. However, what if we took the weight off of our loved ones in the area of housework or finances.
Maybe mow the lawn if that normally falls on your spouse? Take a turn to cook dinner. Clean the bathroom. Balance the checkbook. Show your loved one that you value what they do and not only verbalize that appreciation, but step in and serve them by removing some of their responsibilities.
Hebrews 13:6 says, “Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have because God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices.”
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