Marriage is beautiful. Therefore, it should never be a hindrance, instead it should be a partnership, to what God has called us to do
I know what it feels like.
You ask them how they are and you try to reach out to them in love, but they do not respond. You wrestle in prayer for them everyday, but they do not even ask how you are. You try to be there for them in good times and in bad, yet they ignore you when things are not going their way. And in your attempt to love them by letting the Word of God speak to them, they take it against you.
But out of Christ’s love, you still protect them, trust them, hope in them and persevere in them (1 Corinthians 13). And out of Christ’s truth, you continue to love them.
I am guilty of this, too. My prayers would highlight a lot of asking rather than praising, thanking and confessing. “God, please do this”, “God, if it is Your will, can I please have this”, “God will you please change this”, etc.
God used Leigh to remind to be thankful and content not for what God can do or give but for who He is.