He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it (NIV).
Prayer: Thank the Lord for the goodwill each of you has toward the other. Ask him for strength to give each other the benefit of the doubt during moments when someone’s goodwill seems to be lacking.
Action: During disagreements and conflicts, tell yourself, my spouse has goodwill toward me—even though it doesn’t feel that way right now. (For discussion questions, see page 217 in appendix A.)