Do you assume the best when your spouse says or does something, which doesn’t come out “right”? Is it your belief that he or she has your best interest at heart and truly isn’t trying to irritate you? HOW YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE DETERMINES HOW YOU TREAT YOUR SPOUSE! So, what are you thinking?
TAKE YOUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS CAPTIVE
The health and success of your marriage is directly related to how you are thinking about your spouse! Those who persist on presuming the best, maintain a forgiving attitude with optimism about the future of the relationship, create a better marriage for themselves!
TRAIN YOUR MIND THINK AND BELIEVE THE BEST ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE
REFRAME your thoughts
Take a moment five times a day to reflect on something positive about your spouse. Then, write it down in a journal or the “notes” application in your phone. How we think about our loved ones during the day will determine how we treat and respond to them in the evening!
ASK before making assumptions
We make assumptions based on our feelings, past experiences, and patterns of behavior. Remember that feelings aren’t facts, so ASK for clarity. Choose to believe the best!
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8