Devotion 6 – Encourage Your Spouse to Spread Their Wings

A bird which never flies is never seen or heard.  The same applies to an individual who never leaves the nest of complacency for the world of wonder.  The “Wish I Had’s” will be of little comfort when the days turn into weeks and the weeks into years and we look into the rear view mirror of life only to have regrets for the things we did not attempt.  Encourage your spouse to become all God created them to be by helping them spread their wings and take flight.  

After forty-one years of marriage I encouraged Becky to go back to college and finish her degree which she started all those years ago.  Not only did she complete her undergraduate degree with honors, she finished at the top of her class in her Master’s studies of Christian Social Work.  She has been flying ever since. 

After reading together 1:27, and I Thessalonians 5:11, ask your spouse if there is something they have always wanted to attempt then encourage them to spread their wings and leave the nest.        

This series of devotions relating to marriage are taken from, 44 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage, by evangelist and pastor Dr. Jerry Drace.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy, or copies of the entire bookyou may contact Dr. Drace at: