So ladies and gents, how many of you have ever looked or your spouse and questioned:
- Who is this man/woman I married? What happened to my real husband/wife?
- Wow! How blessed I am to have such a hardworking, devoted, loving spouse! He/she has blessed my life in countless ways!
If you’re anything like me, I would have to say that these statements/questions pop into your mind on occassion. It doesn’t matter which of the above thoughts you have so much as it matters what you learn from those thoughts in regard to your spouse and to yourself. Both thoughts (or something similar) is just one more key to unlocking the most priceless chest in the world, the heart of both you and your spouse.
I admit it.
Life hasn’t been easy. Marriage hasn’t been easy. Parenting hasn’t been easy. Some day, maybe…..hopefully.
However, through all the messy and through all the joy, one thing that has led me in all my relationships (friends, family, kids, marriage) is:
“Love covers a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8
Only six run-of-the-mill words, but when used together carry great weight.
I don’t know about you, but I forgive quickly. I forget quickly. I, more-often-than-not, forgive someone for his/her wrong before an apology is even offered, before he/she can admit to his/herself the wrong committed against me. It’s very seldom that wrongs done against me stay on my mind or even in my mind.
I like to think it’s because I choose to be over it, to love rather than be angry.
And I hope it’s something I can teach my children, that it can influence others to follow God.
May God richly bless your marriage.