Do you practice contentment in marriage? Are you rejoicing in what you have, or looking at other couples and wishing you had what they have?
Practicing Contentment in Marriage.
So many times I see other couples (and read other blogs posts) where the men look just amazing. They open doors, fix meals, sweep floors, and all sorts of other things that Jason just doesn’t do. Not that he’s horrible. But he don’t open doors for me. He walks in front of me and if I’m not fast, the door shuts in my face. And I have let it bother me, it’s made me mad, it’s spoiled dates (in reality, I let it spoil dates), and so much more.
So, I try to change him. (Don’t laugh ladies, no matter that we know it won’t happen, we have all tried to change our man). And when I am trying to change him, I begin seeing all sorts of stuff that needs fixed. His refusal to shower, how messy he is, his lack of manners. And what am I doing? Practicing discontentment.
In reality, we are always practicing discontentment or contentment in marriage. I don’t know about you, but I would far rather practice contentment in marriage, than discontentment. Have you ever sat and listened to a discontented person? They are miserable, and they will do their best to make you miserable as well.
I have a great man. We have a lot of fun together. Our teasing, picking relationship has been envied by our friends. Which brings me around to this. No matter how good some-one’s marriage looks, they have their problems too. While you are envying me, I am jealous of you, and so goes the vicious circle.
So let’s be content, and love the spouse we have. No, we will never change them, but who knows? Maybe someday they will see what you see and do the changing on their own!
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