Whose Standard?

April 26, 2011

in the generous life

Marriage Works! sent out a wonderful tweet a few days ago.

You can harm your marriage greatly by expecting your spouse to conform to YOUR standards. Point to Christ’s standard instead.

I have seen a fair number of relationships ruined because one person felt their way of doing things was always the correct way.  The Word gives us some absolutes and within that there are many, many preferences to be considered.  When you marry, there are two adults in the household and both need to be heard and valued.  Be aware that the Lord is at work in both of you and you will hear His counsel working through both of your lives.  (You might also take some time and examine your standards and how they line up with the Word of God.  It’s amazing how many things that we think are “right” are just the “right way for us” as individuals according to our preferences.)

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Julie April 26, 2011 at 6:09 am

THX for this post! I am actually dealing with something similar at church! It is amazing how GOD works and speaks to us. I am in charge of the children’s music at our church. Now they are bringing in a couple others to do music too. I have felt like I am being pushed aside, but the Children’s Director has said that others want to serve too. You know, I am NOT the only person with cool music ideas for the kids! There are a variety of talents in our group. I have really been praying that GOD will speak to me and help me have a more humbling attitude toward all this and see that others can do it WITH me. I don’t want to seem proud or boastful. I give ALL the glory to GOD. Thank you again for this post. I must see others opinions as valid and know we can all work together to make our kids program GREAT! GOD Bless. Julie

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The Generous Wife April 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Great attitude, Julie. :)

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Rachelle April 27, 2011 at 7:40 am

SO true!! Thanks for the reminder, Lori!

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