Marriage is such a wonderful, life-long commitment. We willingly give ourselves over to that commitment because we understand the beauty of covenantal love. But because marriage is intended to be a lifelong relationship, it’s inevitable that we will experience dissatisfaction at some point along the way. There are no perfect marriages.
In my own marriage, I’ve found that it really takes no effort to be dissatisfied with my husband or frustrated in a difficult season that we may be going through. If we aren’t diligent, we can easily disconnect from our marriages, replacing our connection to a spouse with something or someone else. It takes great effort to confront and overcome the problems in our marriage that cause us to be dissatisfied. It’s hard work, but is incredibly worth every bit of effort and intention we give!
Because it can be easy to disconnect from our spouse when we aren’t satisfied, we often won’t even be aware that we are attempting to fill the void in other areas. I’ve compiled a list of ten signs you may be looking outside your marriage for satisfaction. I pray that this list helps you to look at your own marriage with sober judgement and to address the areas that need to be addressed with courage, strength, and love. You deserve to enjoy and look forward to the sweet gift that is your marriage, not run away from it.
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