Weeds in Your Marriage?

July 20, 2012

in the generous life

(Don’t forget the Treat on His Pillow contest. Leave an idea as a comment to enter to win a garden coffee cup.)

The coffee cup reminded me of my efforts in the garden a couple of days ago. It had rained and all the plants were “growing like weeds.” Unfortunately, the weeds were also growing like their weedy little selves. Turns out they like rain too.

So I spent an hour or so pulling them out of my garden. I pull them because they take nutrients from the soil that I want my flowers, herbs and veggies to have. They also crowd the other plants and generally make my garden look and feel messy. I also get rid of them so that they don’t reseed themselves. Don’t want even more weeds!

That’s certainly an interesting picture applied to marriage. What are the things in your life that are taking time and energy away from your marriage? What (or who) is crowding your marriage and making your marriage difficult and messy? Pull those weeds! Definitely pull them before they reseed!

A man’s nature (marriage?) runs either to herbs, or to weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.  Francis Bacon

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Must read article from Ferguson Values ~ 5 Ways to Improve Your Knowledge of Marriage This is a read and chew on it post. 

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Love this ~ Our Kids Will Be Like Us . . . At Least In Some Ways My kids are grown, but I think we influence everyone we touch, so this is applicable to all of us in all seasons of life. (from Safe at Home)

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Jan Stevens July 23, 2012 at 4:59 am

It’s great how you compared those two together. I agree that there are a lot of things that could end up taking over a marriage — things that need to be taken care of or taken out. We really should be more mindful and aware of what these are so we can be prepared to handle them when they come.

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