How Do You Envision Your Marriage in the Future? This is the question for Marriage Monday. I wanted this to be a long and eloquent post but my answer is so simple that a few sentences will have to do.
I walked into the office and found Stuart on the computer. “What are you doing?”
“I’m looking up the inflation rate.”
“What do you need to do that for? Just walk into any store! The price of everything is going up!” Snap.
“I just want to know!” Snap.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t need to jump all over you. That wasn’t very respectful of me.”
“It’s OK. I forgive you.”
This is what I want us to be doing tomorrow and thirty years from now, what we are doing today. I want us to be quick to see when we stray from the peaceful path. I want us to be quick to recognize when we use words and tone that do not convey respect. I want us to encourage one another and build each other up. I want us to be serving until we draw our last breath.
It starts today. If I want to be respectful and kind and to reach out my hands in service, it starts today. I can live this way if I remember that I am servant and not master. I can live this way if I know the Master and spend my days getting to know Him better. This is the relationship that I need to concentrate on. The one with Stuart will follow.