The Road to Growth

When Christian couples walk out on each other, it normally stems from one of three problems: (1) lack of an intimate relationship with God, (2) lack of an intimate relationship with the spouse, or (3) lack of an intimate understanding and acceptance of oneself.

The good news is that the first and last of these problems can be corrected without the help of your spouse. If you’re willing to get more intimate with God, and take a fresh look at yourself, you’re on the road to growth.

Seek the help of a mature Christian friend, a pastor, or a Christian counselor. Read Christian books on spiritual growth and self-understanding. Pray that God will show you the changes that need to be made in your thinking and behavior. Ask God to show you how and when to express both tender and tough love.