Outside of your relationship with God, there should be nothing more important in this world than protecting your relationship with your spouse. Then you as a couple become a living example of God's relationship with the church.
It is possible for us to spend our entire lives in church, proclaiming the coming of Jesus, sharing how much God loves us, how merciful He is...but if we don't have love for everyone and always, we've completely missed the point.
Worship is a decision, it's a state of mind, an attitude, a posture. It is our heart and our mind making a decision for Christ, so we can't help but have Him overflow from our lives. That is what it means to worship in spirit and in truth.
Being sure you are right, and purging those who are wrong, sometimes seems like the road to peace. But it isn’t. Only love, as revealed through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, brings peace, and joy, and harmony. We are here to build the Kingdom of God by each of us, alone and together, living the Gospel in everything we do. And step one to achieving this goal is: we must love one another.
Jesus wants to give us a wonderful gift that we can share with others. Even when we're at what seems like our lowest point, He's by our side and we can turn a hardship into something to rejoice over. What gift does Jesus want to bring to you right now?
Finding favor with God does not mean the hardships will vanish. It simply means now the hardships have meaning, for they, even more than the blessings, become the means by which you bear witness that God is with us.