Your Spouse—Friend or Foe?

Your Spouse—Friend or Foe?

Don’t let your differences divide you.


"What's wrong?" you're asked, and you quietly respond, "Nothing." But something is wrong. Our inability to deal with differences creates the perfect environment for resentment to grow, choking out any chance of intimacy. We foolishly think, Why should I say what's wrong? If my spouse loved me, he or she would know.

This study will ask: What are some of the important components of a good marriage? Should all conflict be dealt with? How can we ensure we will have a lifelong relationship? What part does forgiveness play in our marriage?

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 2:18; Romans 12:17; Ephesians 4:26, 32; Philippians 2:1–4; Colossians 3:13; 1 Peter 3:8


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Befriend your mate.

Teaching point two: Accept your differences.

Teaching point three: Deal with conflict.

Teaching point four: Forgive fully.

• Apply Your Findings

• Additional Resources

ARTICLE FROM Kyria's Marriage Partnership.

Handling Hidden Differences, by Jim Killam (Spring 2003, 13 printed pages)

Total number of pages – 13

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