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Emotional Maturity in Marriage is what we are looking at this morning. Man is a tripartite being. We are spirits, we have a soul and we live inside a body. Our body is the earthly suit that makes us able to live and function on this earth. Exactly what a spacesuit is to astronauts in space, and makes it possible for them to stay and function in space.

We are spirits and really we need to understand we function from the spirit realm. We have to understand our identity as spirits and operate as such.

My focus for this morning is really centered on our Soul. Our soul is what connects our spirit and body together. Our soul is what makes us give expression to our spirit on earth through our bodies.

Our Soul contains our will power, intellect, and emotion. Our willpower is what helps us in decision-making. Our intellect is the faculty that help us function in the intellectual world. Our emotion is the seat of our feelings. It is where we feel pain, hurt, bitterness, loyalty, faithfulness, guilt, joy, etc

3 John1:2 in AMPC
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.

Our soul must prosper. We must move from one level to another. We must grow in our soul realm. We should not be directed by our feelings alone in our marriage. This is what Emotional Maturity in Marriage is all about.

Have you ever eaten at a buffet and felt very full? At that moment, you are full but in some hours that changes and you become hungry again. Our feelings are fickle. Our feelings change. 

Don’t take permanent actions based on temporary situations. 

Our feelings are subject to change. When we feel like being bitter we switch to our spirit.

That is how we mature in our souls. Don’t yield to the dictates of your feeling. You are not your feeling.

In the practical sense, it’s not everything, every word, every action you respond to, to mature in your soul. Grow up in your soul.

Guard your heart and your soul for it affects your life and indeed your marriage. It affects your relationship with your spouse. Get rid of every bad feeling, hurt, pain, and negative vibe in your marriage. Replace them with positive emotions.

God bless your marriage. Emotional Maturity in Marriage is a must

I am not my feelings. I live above my feelings.

Lord, I receive grace to master my feelings.

Rom 12:2 (CEV) Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.

I master my feelings.

3 John 1


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