One thing that helps a marriage is considering each other. It’s so easy to just do what we want and forget the others wants and wishes. Dear hubby is a great example of considering each other.
Since I’ve been on this Reboot diet, it’s been a little hard being around food. Obviously hubby cannot starve while I am dieting, so I fix normal food for him. He will often take his food and eat in another room, or wait until I leave the kitchen to eat.
The other day I heard him on the phone talking, and I hear “well, I don’t think we will come, Kendra has been on this..” He was turning down a chance to get-together with his family, out of consideration for me.
I really like his family as well, and I don’t want my diet to get in the way of life. So we went, every-one else ate, and I sat in my little corner sipping juice. Spending time with his family is wonderful, so I enjoyed it as well, even though I wasn’t eating.
Hubby’s example of considering each other got me to thinking. How many misunderstandings and arguments could be avoided, if we would just take the time and effort to consider each other?
I think this should apply to live in general as well. When we are considering each other we are no longer focusing on ourselves, but on the wants and needs of others. Is this not what Christ did for us? He took on the form of man and all the selfishness of mankind that came with it. Yet he considered not himself, but the whole picture and the will of the Father, thus laying down his life for sinners.
Marriage can be such an example of Christ if we allow him into our lives. In many ways, we can show Christ in our marriage by considering each other, by putting the each others needs above our own, through forgiveness and acceptance of each others faults. I could go on and on. 🙂
So tell me, in what way has your spouse shown Christ to you?
On to the Matrimonial Monday link-up. I would love for you to share any posts that relate to being a Godly Wife. And please visit each other, this is a party after all! 🙂