HONOR one another’s WEAKNESSES. You may feel your partner talks too much, struggles with their weight, or doesn’t handle money well. The natural thing would be to criticize your spouse, or try to change these areas of deficiency in them. Instead, try viewing your spouses’ flaws as God’s way of making you better. For example, every time your partner overspends, you have the choice to either become more controlling with the finances, or learn to be more patient and understanding, trusting that God is bigger than your partner’s mistakes. You may also develop some creative budgeting skills in the process. Yes, there are times in marriage, where you may need to set a financial boundary if your spouse develops a gambling habit, or some other extreme addictive behavior. But this should be the exception and not the rule. Focus less on changing your partner, and more on changing yourself
1 Peter 4:8 ESV: Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.