Go the Distance With Your Spouse

“Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord…Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her;” Ephesians 5:22 & 25

Giving your life for another human being can be one of the easiest things and one of the hardest things to do. You are probably wondering how I could say easy…

Emotions are powerful! When my emotions are running on high for my wife, then it is really easy to give my life for her… When my emotions are not so hot on her, then it is really hard to give my life for her…

God expects me as a husband to give my life up for my wife constantly. Just as following Jesus takes a choice every day, I have found that it takes a choice every day to love my wife in such a way as to give up my life for her.

I have been reading a biography on missionary Jim Elliot, in this book there is a quote where he is speaking of surrendering his life to God. He said,

“one does not surrender a life in an instant – that which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.”


I can’t help but apply this to marriage. Having an amazing marriage doesn’t come from surrendering your life at one moment. It takes a lifetime of moments of surrendering your life to add up to an amazing marriage.

Go the distance with your spouse and continue to surrender yourself day by day.

[1] Susan Miller, Jim Elliot: Missionary to Ecuador

, 51.