Have you ever wanted to know how to evaluate the health of your marriage? There are two simple filters that reveal the “spiritual temperature” of your relationship.

You can get an accurate view of how your marriage is doing from a biblical perspective. You can see how you’re doing emotionally and spiritually simply by looking at these straightforward Scriptures written by the apostle Paul:

  • Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22 (NIV)
  • Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25 (NIV)

Think about God’s Word and what it means for your daily life and for your marriage. Let God’s Word be the key to revealing the spiritual temperature in your marriage. Read these verses carefully. Then see that:

  • For the wife, biblical submission means having an agreeable attitude that helps the overall relationship—it does not mean blind obedience.
  • For the husband, there’s no higher calling! To love your wife as Jesus loves you means to deny yourself and care for your wife, even to the point of death.

Test yourself today. Do you intentionally live out these commands in how you feel about and act toward your spouse? If so, your spiritual temperature – how your marriage is doing at its deepest levels – is healthy and strong.

If you could do ONE THING and know that it would make a significant, lasting, possibly life-changing difference in your life, would you do it? 

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