There’s no doubt that couples with troubled marriages are desperate for improvement. However, I find that even couples with good marriages recognize that there‘s room for growth. I’m convinced that you can have a better marriage and the key to improving your marriage is you. Some of you might be thinking, “But you don’t understand, I live with an alcoholic. My wife is depressed. My husband is abusive.” Others of you may be thinking, “Well, my marriage is not that bad.” The question is—do you want to have a better marriage? My response is you can and the first step is yours.
Jesus said, “Why do you keep talking about your spouses’ faults and spend so little time thinking about your own? Don’t you know that if you’ll begin by cleaning up your own act, you will have a greater influence on your spouse? First let’s deal with your own failures, then you can expect to see change in your spouse!” (loosely paraphrased from Matt. 7:1-5).