Orderly Life

I love this comment by Paul Sweeney.

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” Paul Sweeney

Oh isn’t that the truth? The dear young things going into marriage expect sweetness and light forever. NOT! Today you love, tomorrow you argue, the next day you hang onto your own opinions far too long.

If you are smart and growing into maturity, you will listen to your spouse and share and find a middle road. It is the place of hardness and immaturity and unforgiveness that leads to divorce and bitterness and strife.

And right in the middle of writing this devotional, the computer made its own changes and everything I type is in red and underlined. Nothing I do will change it. See, that is like a bad marriage. It isn’t enough that I want to change the computer; the computer has got to want to be changed.

Don’t be like a stubborn computer. If each of us gives 100% to our relationship, we will come to a pleasing decision and have a long and happy marriage.

P.S. The same might not be true of this computer and me…One of us has to go! But no, I found a button that says accept insertion. When I take what the computer offers, we are once again on the same page!

Wives understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ.

Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage. (From Ephesians 5:24-28, MSG)

Prayer- Lord, give us the grace to see things from our spouse’s point of view. Amen.

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