Have you ever become aware of “spiritual drift” in your life? I’m not taking about some major or easily discernible change in what you believe or do, but rather a very minor change; a change your friends could not see.
I think drift is a natural human thing – in all areas of our life. If we’re not deeply focused on, and actively pursuing, a fixed point, drift is common if not inevitable. Small amounts of drift are nothing, but if drift continues for too long, the end result can be some significant changes.
The best way I know to be aware of drift, especially before it becomes more than drift, is to regularly have deep conversations with your bride. It’s easier to see drift in someone else than in yourself.