There's a big difference between a group and a team, and the difference has nothing to do with the size. You can have a team of two people and a group of twenty. The difference between the two is whether or not the members are working together toward common goals. In the same way, a husband and wife can either be a couple or they can be a couple that's also a team. The question is, are you working together toward common goals, or merely living under the same roof?
Sitting in church last Sunday, I heard an acronym that helps me to remember how great couples make good T-E-A-Ms!
It's not always easy to trust another person, but when they consistently go the extra mile to protect your heart and reputation, you know they're on your side. It's easy to see they want nothing but the best for you.
So how do you become that person to your spouse?
Here's a good rule of thumb: ask yourself, Are the hidden things strengthening my marriage or tearing it down?