Making Decisions as a Couple – Part 1

Married couples face decisions on a daily basis. Some decisions are small and have little impact (like where or what to eat tonight). While other decisions, such as a job or career change, are monumental and have a significant impact on the couple’s life, future, and family.

Unfortunately, if the husband and wife don’t come together and agree, regardless of whether the issue is large or small, a spirit of discord enters the picture and slowly works to unravel the bond of unity between them. More appropriately, couples who bring the decision before God, apply His principles, and seek His will, find wisdom, answers, and peace.

There are three crucial disciplines in making Godly decisions as a couple: knowing what the Word of God says, developing the mind of Christ, and submitting your will to His will.

Discipline One: Knowing the Word of God

Knowing what the Word of God says about a matter will automatically eliminate a debate. I suggest using a topical Bible so that you can look up a specific subject and study exactly what God says about the issue. Once you know and understand what the Word of God says, you both simply have to obey the instruction.

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105 KJV).

I challenge you this week, when a decision is needed, instead of first talking and expressing what your flesh thinks, go to the Word and seek out what God would say.

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