I love to meditate on Philippians 4:8 which says,

“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think on these things.”

This verse really speaks to me about my marriage.

Aren’t we quick to notice when our spouse screws up? When they are having a bad day, act selfish or speak harshly?

Yet the times they display love, self-sacrifice and Christ-like character are overlooked or taken for granted. We must make an effort to see the good in our spouse.

I will admit that sometimes I have to look really, really hard. But whatever I dwell on in my marriage, tends to grow bigger and bigger.

So am I growing love, tenderness, and appreciation? Or resentment, betrayal, and doubt?

Pick one quality about your spouse right now that you love – that you are thankful for.

Dwell on it, thank God for it, and then thank your spouse today for showing you God’s character.