One of the most important things in a marriage is to encourage each other. When the other is down, you need to be right there beside them encouraging them and helping them get back up. This world is a dark place and each one of us go through challenging times throughout our life.
Jason and I have really been learning this throughout our first year of marriage. Both of us go through times when we feel beaten down by this world and what we need is just to have our best friend by our side helping us. It is important to encourage each other in life and in your walk with Christ. I go through times when I am struggling in my walk with Christ and Jason comes right there beside me and prays for me and encourages me through the valley.
The same encouraging can help in your fitness. You will go through times of struggle just like you do when you are struggling in your walk with Christ. You will make goals and want to push your body but then suddenly your lazy or your tired. You just have all of these excuses on why you aren’t trying to get to your goal.
That is why it is so important to encourage each other when it comes to your fitness. To push your spouse even when they get lazy. The hardest time to go to the gym is right when you sit on the couch after work. If you see your spouse getting lazy, encourage them to get up and keep on going. Not only will they feel better about themselves but it will also strengthen your marriage!
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11