The marriage is on the verge of being broken up. Separation may have already happened. Conflict and disagreement are the rule rather than the exception.
The ideal is that two shall become one flesh Gen. 2:24;
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (KJV)
God intended them to be bound together until death;
Romans 7:2 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. (KJV)
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. (KJV)
Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: (KJV)
Mark 10:9 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (KJV)
Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. (KJV)
1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. (KJV)
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. (KJV)
Matthew 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. (KJV)
Mark 10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (KJV)
1 Corinthians 7:3-4 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. (KJV)
If a marriage is on shaky ground there are steps one or both partners or even a family member or friend can take toward intercession in their behalf.
To be born again and baptized with the Holy Spirit is needed. One needs to know the voice, authority and power of God, because the natural non-spiritual persons can=t know or receive spiritual things. It is a spiritual battle for live at its roots - the family.
We need to find the root cause of a problem e.g., inability to accept the other person as he or she is, un-forgiveness, not submissive to each other, etc.
Bind Satan Matt. 18:18.
Matthew 18:18 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (KJV)
He is a liar and a deceiver and intends to destroy the marriage partners. Command him to be bound, to leave and not return. God has given that authority to a born-again believer. Praise God after having done that forcefully and authoritatively. Change you attention from the problem, from Satan, from worry, anxiety, etc., to God. Give Him pre-eminence. Minister thanksgiving and praise for God solving the problem.
Thanks God for producing the fruit of the Spirit love, joy, peace... for all the ninefold fruit in the people of that family. Gal. 5:22
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (KJV)
Ask, thank and praise God for sending angels to minister in the situation Heb. 1:14.
Hebrews 1:14 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (KJV)
If one fasts in behalf of the people involved, interceding in prayer and standing for the spiritually weak persons, God has promised to honor such a fast and repair the breach Isa. 58:6-12.
Isaiah 58:6-12 6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward. 9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: 11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. (KJV)
Claim God=s favor on the persons involved, Psa. 103:8.
Psalm 103:8 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. (KJV)
The Lord is making His face to shine upon them and being gracious to them Num. 6:25.
Numbers 6:25 25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: (KJV)
He is grounding them and putting their roots deep. He is keeping them according to His power working in them Eph. 3:17-20
Ephesians 3:17-20 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (KJV)
Therefore, at each instance of prayer, praise God continually for restoring and blessing those of the marriage Heb. 13:15.
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (KJV)
Make a list of all the things for which you can praise you spouse. Each day share five things you can honestly praise your spouse for. Do this instead of criticizing, for at least one week. Continue until your list runs out.