…Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.
—Philippians 4:8 TLB
When it comes to thinking about your mate, what are you focused on? If you fix your thoughts on your spouse’s faults and failures, the problems in your marriage will be magnified. On the other hand, if you fix your thoughts on things you can be thankful for, you’ll see your relationship in a whole new light! Your marriage, like all of life, is all about perspective.
Want a new perspective of your spouse’s value? Carefully meditate on Philippians 4:8. According to this verse, your thoughts should be fixed on what is…
These are the things you can be glad about!
Take some time to make a list of the top ten things (traits, qualities, gifts) about your spouse that you can thank God for. And don’t stop there! Be intentional to sincerely express your gratitude for these qualities directly to your spouse.
This excerpt was adapted from John and Lisa’s new book, The Story of Marriage(Messenger International, 2014).