Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
In marriage, each spouse will personally go through difficult times, whether it be due to health reasons, job pressures, family feuds, or any other experience. It’s during these times that the other spouse has a wonderful opportunity to fulfill Christ’s law, which is that we love one another as Christ has loved us (John 13:34-35).
In this instance, the love of Christ is shown when you help your spouse bear or carry his/her burden. This is done by offering a helping hand, praying, giving encouragement, tangibly offloading or absorbing pressure and concern as you can, and generally being nice and supportive. This isn’t always easy when you have your own concerns to think about, but it is possible, and God will help you.
Help your spouse carry his/her load, and demonstrate the love of Christ. After all, before too long, you’re going to need him/her to help you carry yours!