Holding Your Spouse Lovingly Accountable

As a married couple, there will be times, when you will need to communicate a hard truth to your spouse. Accountability is crucially important in our battle against sin. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Who better to hold us lovingly accountable than our spouse? This type of critique should never be given in haste or in anger. It should only be done in a lovingly honest way. When considering whether or not you need to confront your spouse ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, and is my approach going to be loving and kind? Although biblically reproving your spouse may seem intimidating and difficult, if you bring it before God, He will give you the grace you need to accomplish it. Remember, you too are a sinner, so above all, approach your spouse humbly. Not always, but most of the time, when we correct our spouse in a God-honoring way, it turns out better than we anticipate and draws us closer together in the process.