We live in a world that tells us to treat others based on what they earn or deserve. When that kind of mindset invades a marriage, it cracks the foundation of a relationship that is meant to be built on grace. Grace is based on mercy, not merit, and it comes from the unearned gift of salvation we have through Christ. In a marriage, grace means offering patience, kindness, forgiveness, humility, and selflessness when the other person doesn’t deserve it. Grace offered in marriage touches every area of the relationship, physical, emotional, and spiritual. Practicing the discipline of grace means taking time to understand how God offers grace to you and learning the opportunities that better allow you to show it to your spouse. The following resources give insight into both areas, allowing you to experience the sweetness that comes from both giving and receiving grace.
Put Yourself in the Path of God’s Grace by David Mathis
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles, Part 1 by Jim Newheiser
Transforming Grace in Marriage Roles, Part 2 by Jim Newheiser