What Would It Take?

May 19, 2012

in the generous life

Generally speaking, we like what we do well.

I enjoy crocheting (I’m good at it). I don’t enjoy knitting (we’re talking … really bad). 

I know that if I took the time to practice I would get better at knitting and enjoy it, but I tend to fall back onto crocheting (because I do it well and, let’s be real, the effort it would take to learn to knit well is a bit daunting).

What does this have to do with marriage (you might ask)?

When you look at your marriage, what do you feel “good” and “bad” about ? Would getting “better” at what you feel “bad” about make it easier and nicer for you? For your husband? What would it take to get “better”? What would you have to learn? What would you have to practice? What kind of motivation do you need?

I would encourage y’all to talk to your husband about these questions. How do you practically work on something that is difficult in your marriage and turn it into a success, something that you can enjoy? 

The best way out of a difficulty is through it. Will Rogers

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Nothing is more important than this moment ~ Listening (from (in)courage)


I like this post ~ Living a life with assurance  ~ Confident action applied to your marriage, what would that look like? (from Ferguson Values)



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Charlie Brown's Teacher May 19, 2012 at 4:00 am

What a great challenge! Thank you.
I need to get better at randomly taking my clothes off for my husbands benefit. :)
It makes me uncomfortable to be looked at sans clothing…but it brings him great joy.


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