20 Things You Should Know About Your Spouse

20 Things You Should Know About Your Spouse

No human being has the potential to make a greater impact on the quality of your life than your husband or wife. Years ago I heard the advice, “Study your spouse.” That certainly applies before you say “I do.” It also applies throughout your life together. 

Whether you’re married now or considering marriage, here are some important things to know about your spouse.

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Where Real Transformation Happens

Where Real Transformation Happens

As a follower of Jesus you are called to change. God has something better for you than the broken-down condition in which He finds you. You are powerless to make this change on your own, and yet God requires your deep investment in the process. So what’s your role? More than any other single thing, your role is to keep coming back to the place where real transformation happens.

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5 Questions to Get Your Transformation Back on Track

5 Questions to Get Your Transformation Back on Track

You believe that Jesus has something better for you. Your heart has felt the Holy Spirit put His finger on something and say, “This right here, it needs to change.” You know your anger, fear, lust, selfishness, bitterness, laziness, or greed is displeasing to God, and you want to do better. But it’s not happening. Why not? You would sure like to get your transformation back on track.

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Why Trying to Change Your Behavior Doesn’t Work

Why Trying to Change Your Behavior Doesn’t Work

What if you received Christ’s forgiveness, and then never committed a sin ever again? Suppose you never killed anyone, looked at pornography, told a lie, smoked a cigarette, or even so much as exceeded the speed limit for the rest of your life. Would that be enough? Would you be happy? Would God be pleased? I don’t think so. Working hard trying to change your behavior doesn’t work.

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Quit Looking Back; Transformation is Ahead

Quit Looking Back; Transformation is Ahead

Nobody gets through life without a past. Everyone God has used, is using now, or will use has a past. You can choose whether to allow the baggage you carry to derail or delay your transformation, or to let it become fuel God uses in that very process. So how do you get past your past? How do you quit looking back so you can experience transformation up ahead?

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