Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” – Genesis 2:18
Welcome to Heart2Heart devotional. Today, I want to show you how to practically cultivate vulnerability in your marriage and relationships.
- PRAY FOR MORE VULNERABILITY
We can’t love on our own. We need God’s help to overcome our sinful nature that holds us back from living love-filled lives. Pray and invite the power of God’s spirit to help you move past the lies of the enemy that may be holding you back from growing closer to your spouse.
- QUIET YOUR “INNER CRITIC”
Most of us are in a daily struggle with an “inner critic” that likes to point out both the failures of ourselves and our spouses. This is the voice of pride saying that you should be able to get everything right on your own.
It tells you that your spouse is incompetent and therefore shutting down the chance to see them as an equal partner to lean on.
When you start hearing those voices of negativity, start flipping the script in your mind. Remind yourself that God designed you for interdependence! You were not made to get everything right on your own. You were made for community.
God created men and women as equal partners. When we start entertaining negative thoughts about our spouse’s abilities, start thinking through the ways you are thankful for them. Focus your mind on their strengths rather than their weaknesses.
- PRACTICE SHARING AND FEELINGS WITH EACH OTHER
If you want to have a vulnerable relationship, then you have to practice sharing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions with your spouse daily. Set a daily time to express how you are doing and what challenges and joys that day brought your way. It may feel awkward at first but one day those daily check-ins will become the lifeline of your relationship.
In marriage truly no thought, fear, joy, or experience is too insignificant to be worth sharing with one another. If in doubt talk it out. Openness begets more openness. Start the cycle of sharing and watch your mutual vulnerability with one another bloom! God bless you
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I am breaking forth on every side in Jesus name
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PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord, give me grace to share, open up and relate more with my spouse in Jesus name. Deliver me from solo living and help me to bond more intimately with my spouse in Jesus name
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