It’s too easy to be our spouse’s biggest critic. It’s too easy to think that he/she is not up to par. It’s too easy to get mad at our spouse for not meeting our expectations. It’s too easy for us to say, “If only my spouse would change ___, my life would be immeasurably better.”
Make a commitment to daily let go of unrealistic expectations, and become your spouse’s greatest encourager. You can drive yourself crazy by having unrealistic expectations or you can make a decision to meet your spouse where he/she is, temper your expectations according to how God created your mate, and be patient as God takes him/her through the life-long growing process.
You’re not where you should be, and neither is your mate. Be patient … God is still working.