“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.’ Genesis 1:27
You are beautiful. You are loved. You are gifted. You have important things to do in this life. You matter. Your marriage matters.
We know these truths with all of our heart, but what do we do when comparison sets in and we feel our marriage isn’t good enough? What do we do when feel jealousy seeping into our marriage because it looks different than our friends?
1. Remember no one is perfect: In public, you are seeing the best. In public, you don’t see the deep secrets in a marriage, the struggles – you only see the outside. Remember this and take heart. No one has a perfect marriage, everyone is struggling with something.
2. Pray: Pray against this lie that is entrapping your mind and attention. Comparison steals your joy and is just a plain lie from satan. I firmly believe in the power of prayer and asking God to guard your heart and mind from these thoughts. Ask him to teach you how to combat these thougths and walk in His peace and truth.
I will say it again. Remember who you are and whose you are. You matter. Your marriage matters. Stop comparing your marriage to others and receive your full gift from God.