Patience is paramount for the success of any intimate relationship. Acting patiently towards your spouse can help you to keep the peace in the connection so that it is possible to sustain the love and stability in the partnership.
In this article, I would like to take a look at a few things you can do to become even more patient in your relationship so you can have an enjoyable love life.
1. Think About the Benefits of Exercising a Little Patience
Consider what you’ll gain if you restrain yourself. By doing so, you will understand that you stand to gain if you control your mood, and you’ll be more prepared to be patient.
By way of example, you can opt to think to yourself such as, “Isaac is helping me a lot. He bought me a wise phone and laptop last year, and he’s promised to buy me a car. Although I get upset every time I see him talking to other girls, I will not lose all that he has promised to do for me just because I am jealous he talks to other girls. Rather, I will restrain myself and find out the truth about his connection with these girls. If I respond angrily, it is going to hurt the connection and that I will lose all the fantastic things he has in store for me. I wish to become more patient. I must be patient so that I can keep him. ” It will help you to become more patient with others.
2. Remind Yourself of How Impatience Has Cost Some People Previously
Read the story of how Saul was dethroned because he had been impatient (1Kings 13 of the Bible), and also of how Moses did not receive the opportunity to put his foot in Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, because he was impatient (Numbers Chapter 20 of the Bible).
Meditate on those stories and also on the experiences of people you know in your family or neighborhood who’ve lost material possessions or the love of their family members as they were impatient.
This exercise will make you find that sometimes impatience can cost individuals in a great way. Moreover, you may reason that if you’re not careful, you can also suffer the fate of those people. Accordingly, you’ll be motivated to maintain your impatience in check.
3. Take Inspiration from Hannah’s Story
One of the ways to become more patient would be to ruminate upon the lives of people who have gained great rewards after being patient.
You will find examples of people in the Bible who obtained great rewards as soon as they exercised patience. A good example is Hannah, who ignored the taunts and provocation of her rival (who teased her for being barren), and who later exercising patience gave birth to six children.
Read the story of Hannah often. Remind yourself of how she endured provocation and ridicule, and the rewards she obtained, and let it teach you how you can endure provocation from your spouse. You will become more patient once you use the methods she used to survive provocation in 1 Samuel Chapter 1 of this Bible.