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Supporting Your Husband’s Spiritual Leadership

Recently, my husband and I were having a late night conversation about our family. I thanked him for being the spiritual leader that he is. He responded with his usual sweet, “Thanks, babe!”

And then he said: “It can be really hard sometimes.”

It shouldn’t have startled me. I mean, of course it’s hard. He has the tremendous responsibility of leading our family on Christ’s path. And that responsibility is about to grow with the (any day now!) birth of our first child. I’m sure that, right now, the reality of this is weighing on him more heavily than normal.

Keeping Christ at the Center of Your Marriage

Over the course of our marriage, my husband and I have realized how important it is to keep Christ at the center of our marriage. If we’re close to Christ, our marriage is stronger as a result. When we don’t nurture that primary relationship (us and God), our relationship as husband and wife suffers.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 reminds us:

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

We are stronger together, as husband and wife. But we are at our strongest when we are interwoven with Christ.