Loving Your “Other” Spouse

By Jason Benham

Your marriage isn’t about you and your spouse. It’s about you and Jesus. Marriage is the opportunity to live and love like Him.

In the New Testament alone there are 59 “one another” statements. That’s nearly 60 exhortations to “do something” toward another person. What we do toward others is our way of living like Jesus and loving like Him.

Have you stopped to consider that the primary “other” in your life is your spouse? Too often we apply these verses to people “out there” rather than those “right here.”

“Whatever you have done to the least of these,” Jesus said. “You’ve done it unto Me.” There are times in your marriage when your spouse has become “the least of these.” How do you treat him/her in that moment?

This is a humbling thought. But it’s been one that has helped transform our relationship. It will help you too.


Jason Benham

My aim is simple: I want to get you hooked on God’s Word so that you become the godly man your wife and kids need you to be—the faithful warrior God called you to be. As men, we were made to fight, and our greatest weapon is the Word of God. Armed with His truth, we can win the battles desperately raging against us, our marriages, our families, as well as the culture in which we are called to change.

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