Wishing you had a marriage “like that”? — 4 Comments

  1. For me right now to “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” (ESV). Is strictly that- walking in obedience to His Word and ways. We are the one who accepts and treats kindly our spouse in a fallen world that does not always acknowledge their attributes, but usually highlights any mistake or mistaken action.

    My spouse needs me for this, and the H. S. has impressed on me not to project a reward except what we receive from Him for obedience. Not easy in my flesh, but He is always with me and communes with me.

    Viewing it from a window, I know my efforts look and are not smooth or perfect in every way. I have to trust that as I do this with all that is within me, (I am called only to do what I am created for, a small part of humanity)- that it is pleasing to my Father in Heaven and prepares me for the glory He has for me.

    • Indeed, Linda. Today’s culture does not encourage or validate our spouses which is sad, because as you said, we need that from each other. AND you’re also right that in our flesh, it is not easy to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which we’ve been called” especially “with patience, bearing with one another in love.”
      Thank you for stopping by and for sharing.

  2. Humility, gentleness, & patience certainly are things worthy to strive for. I know that if I practiced these more often, then arguments could have been diffused before they began.

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