I want to spend time studying God's Word, but my spouse feels neglected. What should I do? | Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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May 4

Q: I want to spend time studying God's Word, but my spouse feels neglected. What should I do?

A:

You are right in wanting to put the Word first in your life. According to Joshua 1:8, the Word of God should be uppermost in your thinking all of the time, whether it be on the job, at home or in your leisure time. As you meditate on that Word day and night, the Lord will reveal how it applies to your life and how you can act on it. So your desire to grow in the Word is good.

But don’t let the devil take your enthusiasm for the things of God and turn it into a stumbling block that comes between you and your husband. Instead, let 1 Peter 3:1 be your guide. “Wives, be submissive to your husbands, that even if some do not obey the Word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives.”

Let your husband see the Word in action in your life. Let him see that your love for God has increased—not decreased—your desire to love and serve your family. Care for the needs of your husband and children. Attend to them. Look for ways of showing how important they are to you.

Don’t close your husband’s heart to the Word by making him feel it’s robbed him of your attention. Instead, let him know he’s more precious to you than ever. Your diligence and affection will be more of a witness to him of the love of God than your being able to quote every scripture in the Bible.