The Ugly Truth about Marriage
- Which of these commands do you feel most challenged by right now, regarding the way you've related to your husband over the past few days? (Circle in green.)
Internalize Your Findings
Paul summed up his teaching about Christian character in Ephesians 4:17-31 with this concluding statement: "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:1-2).
Marriage provides you a daily opportunity to follow God's example in how you treat your husband as you love him and give up yourself in service and ministry to him.
Spend the next few minutes aiming to memorize these verses. Ask God to give you a vision for how you can live them out in the way you relate to your husband.
Excerpted from Day 6 of Enrich Your Marriage by Kelli B. Trujillo. Printed by Wesleyan Publishing House. Used by permission. Copyright © 2012, Kelli B. Trujillo.
Kelli B. Trujillo is a TCW regular contributor and the author of several books and Bible studies. Join her to dialogue about spiritual growth and family life at www.KelliTrujillo.com or on Twitter @kbtrujillo.