Marriage Devotional: Traveling Spouse

The man who finds a wife finds a treasure,
    and he receives favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22

A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
    of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
restraining her is like restraining the wind
    or grasping oil with the hand.
Proverbs 27:15-16

She [A wife of noble character] speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:26-27

[Husbands] Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31:31

God intended marriage to be a partnership that brings value to each other. Thankfully, He gives us both instruction throughout the Bible in how to love and care for each other and our families. Disagreements arise, especially when communication is limited to quick phone calls and distance. Quickly arguments can spark out of feelings of lack of control but who is really in control? Neither one of us. We do have control of our choices and our choices will influence our thoughts and emotions. We’re also never alone. Remember, God the Father, is for us.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your instruction and wisdom through your Word. Thank you for guiding us in our marriage by reminding us that marriage is a gift. I pray you help me be a treasure to my spouse by following the example of the Proverbs 31 woman. Please bring value to our marriage by helping us communicate with wisdom, laughter, and love. Help us settle disagreements with healthy problem solving and communication. While we are apart during his travels, I pray you help me be diligent and intentional with my time; especially my time with You. I also pray that You continue to use us both to show Your love by being a light to others and give us the words and actions to do so. In Jesus’s name I pray, AMEN.

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