In God’s vision, when a man and a woman marry, He expects them to last together for life.
Since most of us marry young, we fall in love with the person at the stage that he or she is. One question we fail to ask is if we will still be in love with who the person is going to become.
Relationships are strained if one person is changing spiritually, emotionally, professionally, financially, while the other person is not.
Sometimes men do not anticipate the hormonal changes motherhood brings in a woman; while women do not also anticipate the changes that success brings to men. We need to be sensitive to the changes happening in our spouse. The people who are closest to us are sometimes the ones who are insensitive to the changes happening in our lives.
The changes in a spouse’s level alter the dynamics of the relationship and sometimes bring about some emotional insecurity. Instead of adjusting the level of honour given, some deal with the changes by trying to hold the spouse down to who he/she was before.
To avoid big issues in future, grow together emotionally, spiritually, professionally and socially. Do not leave your spouse behind. As your spouse is growing, improve yourself or else you will become a liability.
Rev Sam Adeyemi (@Sam_Adeyemi) is the senior pastor of Daystar Nigeria.
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