In 2 Corinthians 6:14 we are told: “do not be unequally yoked.” That means we should not marry non-Christians. Life is challenging and marriage can be difficult even when we share the same faith. But if we don’t share the same faith, we’re making our lives and marriages 100x harder.
If you and your husband are born-again, I want to challenge you to be partners in faith. There will be a lot of challenges and trials in all our lives. All of us have times of doubt, anger, and fear no matter how spiritually mature we may be. That’s why it’s so important that we are partners in faith with our husbands.
We’ve been struggling with our finances for two years and it’s the biggest challenge I’ve faced in life. It’s interesting that one day I wake up discouraged and Justin is filled with faith or vice versa. Yes, there are some days when we’re both discouraged or we’re both filled with faith, but usually, it’s a 50/50 thing.
It’s important for us as a married couple to encourage one another in faith. When Justin is feeling depressed or discouraged, I need to encourage him and remind him of God’s goodness and love for us. When I’m under spiritual attack from the enemy, Justin reminds me that we’re blessed and that where we are now is not where we’re going to stay. This is just a chapter of our lives and eventually, it will end and a new, better chapter will begin. God has made promises to us that He will keep because He always keeps His word.
Encourage One Another
But I challenge you to partner with your husband in faith. When he is feeling down and discouraged, lift him up! Have a bright smile and talk of God’s goodness, what He’s done for you in the past, and how He’s going to improve your future. Ask your husband to do the same when you’re down.
Don’t ever tell your husband to “get over it” because that never solves emotional problems. And don’t join him if he starts speaking words of doubt and discouragement. Counter his words with words of faith, not in a harsh way, but just remind him that we need to say what God says; speak things that are not as though they were (Rom. 4:17). Remember that it’s important to have faith in your marriage and you can read more about that in my other blog post! But it’s equally important that we support and encourage one another.
If you want to learn more about the power of speaking words in faith, check out Kenneth Copeland’s daily devotional on the subject here!
I hope this helps you get through any hard times you’re in right now! If you need prayer, please fill out my contact form! I’d love to hear from you!
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Thank you guys so much! Have a blessed week!