Marriages can be strained by attacks from the enemy and the pace of church ministry. How do we balance the demands of ministry with the proper honor God calls us to give our spouses? Pastor and husband James Roberson explains how men can uplift their wives, how wives can approach hard conversations, and how the marriage partnership is a blessing from God.
- Husbands: Slow down and consider the state of your own soul. Then you can assess and address the overall health of your wife, who is your partner and equal investor in ministry.
- Spouses: You are not just a tool for one another’s ministries. God chose you for one another for your life, growth, and sanctification.
- Wives: Approach your husbands with observations, not accusations. Remember that Satan would love to turn you into enemies. Saturate hard conversations with prayer.
“I think the navigation of my wife’s gifts is a broader holistic navigation of her mind, soul, and body. I need to budget time to assess all of that, not to just maintain a marriage that looks great for pictures. Jesus, in His sovereign vision for my life, chose my wife not for my ministry, but for my life, for my health, for my sanctification. So me investigating who she is and how she’s doing is part of me learning part of the ministry that God has given me for my life.”
– James Roberson
“I think [you] have to have an infinite amount of conversations with Jesus before [you] have a conversation with [y]our husband. Saturate those moments in prayer and don’t come to him in the flesh. Don’t try to win the conversation. I think ministry wives need to feel that need for prayer and maybe partner with other wives in that prayer, so that the deep need goes towards intercession, not resentment.”
– James Roberson
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