Difficult seasons, we all have them. Maybe your husband was laid off? Maybe your kids are acting out in school? Maybe your friend passed away? Maybe you are experiencing a lot change in your life? Maybe you are having financial troubles? Difficulties. So, how do we make it through? And, how do we make it through and thrive in our marriage? How do we not let it tear us down, but strengthen us? Here are 5 Essentials For A Thriving Marriage During Difficulties:
This is number one. Prayer. I firmly believe in the power of prayer and praying big prayers. God is all knowing and all powerful and he asks us to pray to him. Submit your requests to him together in prayer. Nothing is too big or too small for God. My husband and I do this at night before we go to bed and it is one of the most powerful things that helps us thrive in our marriage. Prayer is intimate, raw, emotional and real. It goes to the very depth of your soul. When you pray together in your marriage, there is so much power. Be open and honest about your difficulties and pray with/for each other. Here are a few prayer resources to get you started: How To Pray With Your Spouse, 25 Verses to Pray Over Your Marriage and 8 Verses To Pray For Your Marriage8 Verses To Pray For Your Marriage.
Communication is always key in marriage, especially when you are going through a rough season. Be sure to have an open, honest line of communication. Set aside time at night together or time at breakfast to just talk without distractions. Tell each other your fears, your emotions and your thoughts. It is so important that you let each other know you are listening and understand one another. (5 Tips for Better Communication in Marriage5 Tips for Better Communication in Marriage)
Along with communication comes support. You want each other to know that you are not alone. Be each others best friend! Here are 4 ways To Be Best Friends With Your Spouse. You were not made to carry burdens on your own.
This is huge. Be sure to rest and relax. Do something to relieve the stress and just have fun. This could mean everything from date night outs, to going to church, to more time in prayer. Rest physically, rest mentally and rest spiritually.
Then, have FAITH. Have faith that God will provide. Have faith that God will answer prayers. Have faith that God knows best. Have faith that God doesn’t make mistakes. Have faith that God is always in your presence through the Holy Spirit. Have Faith.