"My spouse must complete me."
One of the most common reasons so many marriages are broken today comes from the lie that you and your spouse should “complete each other.” Just think about how self-centered this way of thinking is. It’s essentially saying, “I’ve got a few little weaknesses, and someone is going to marry me and make sure all those weaknesses are fixed.” As you continue down this line off false thinking, you set yourself up over and over again to experience disappointment with your spouse. It’s an ugly cycle of your spouse messing up, you trying to fix it and your spouse messing up again. And if you don’t change your thinking, you’ll spend your entire marriage disappointed with each other. Yet, God didn’t design your spouse to complete you. That job belongs only to Him. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 says, “May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It’s God’s job to fix broken people. Not yours.