My friend, Dineen Miller, has great advice for spiritually mismatched women and any others who need help loving their husbands.As my guest blogger this week, relate to her heart as she shares honestly how “Loving God Helps Me Love My Husband”:
I will tell you, in all honesty, that I cannot love my husband in my own strength. It’s not possible. I tried to for many years and would do fine for a while, but inevitably I would run out of steam. Resentment would seep back in and these feelings and thoughts more often had to do with how little I perceived to be getting back in the relationship. That was my own selfishness creeping in. To truly love my husband requires unconditional love that’s centered in Christ, not me.
Especially since he doesn’t share my faith. My husband and I are spiritually mismatched. Marriage in itself is fraught with challenges, but add a spiritual disconnect and you have an additional conflict, which bleeds into everything else.