Our most dangerous problem in marriage we may not even see. Pride is the underlying cause of all marriage problems — big and small. Its easy to see our spouse’s shortcomings and be blind to our own.
One test of spiritual pride is how little mercy we show our spouse. Pride devalues our marriage and makes us feel entitled to more. Pride is the equivalent of despising God and His Word.
To defeat pride:
1. We must humble ourselves before God and our spouse.
2. We need to ask God to show us the true condition of our heart.
3. We need to ask Christ to empty our heart of all but love.
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…He humbled Himself.” Philippians 2:5, 8
Remember, marriage is for better for worse for keeps.