Every marriage will have its ups and downs. Every couple will have their struggles. As Christians, we accept those facts and do everything we can to make our marriages work. We avoid affairs, whether they are physical or emotional, and support our spouse. We try to act as good Christians should, but what if our well-meaning actions are contributing to the problems in our marriage?
As the old proverb says, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” There are times that our best intentions are actually aggravating our marital problems. In such cases, we often continue to do more of that well-intentioned action without realizing we are worsening the situation. How can we tell when we are continuing to feed the fire of discord?
It isn’t easy and requires paying close attention to our spouse’s reactions to our actions as well as scrutinizing our own motivations. Are we acting this way because we truly it think is best, or are we continuing to act on bad habits? Does our spouse respond positively to what we are doing, or do they throw up their hands in frustration? Christians are just as prone to making mistakes in marriages as any other group. Here are six silent traps that Christians often fall into.