What does this actually mean? What does it look like? You married your wife, so didn’t you already choose her? Let’s unpack this a little…
For starters, it means waking up (not grabbing your phone to check Facebook/Instagram/Emails or last night’s football score) and making the decision:
“I choose (fill in your wife’s name) today.”
Choosing to be committed to her when the moments of struggle come. Choosing to admire, love and respect your spouse rather than look around to see if someone or something better is out there. As married people in this day and age, it’s imperative that we set boundaries…hedges of protection…and fight for our marriage in a way like never before in history.
Choosing your spouse daily; choosing to honor them, choosing that ONE person is a mighty way to fiercely protect your marriage. When we wake up in the morning and make the decision to love our spouse, our days change; our mind-set changes and distractions fade. Later in the day, when temptation pops it’s ugly head out, we can attack it with, “I choose my wife.”
By choosing to love and honor your wife not only strengthens our relationship, but most importantly, it brings glory back to God.