Ever heard the phrase, “Respect must be earned”? Well — it’s a false statement — at least in Biblical terms as it relates to husbands and wives! “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 Hmmm. . . not a suggestion. Not a multiple choice option. Pretty much a command. Yep!
If you are struggling with issues of darkness in your marriage, then you know what it is like to desire more, but be pulled back. You know what it is like to experience conflict and pain in your heart as your own flesh is drawn toward the pit in another body, while you are seeking to escape the slime.
Acknowledge that you have a fault, and look for a solution. Who better to help you with your faults than your loving husband? If you don’t currently have a close relationship, where you feel comfortable sharing your faults, then maybe that’s a good place to start! Even a husband who is normally hesitant to pray with you, will be glad to pray that God will help you overcome nagging or compulsive spending!