This blog records my transition from the Churches of Christ to Eastern Orthodoxy.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Love and Marriage (1)

Love is being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of your husband or wife without impatience or anger. 
Love is actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward your spouse, while looking for ways to encourage and praise. 

Love is the daily commitment to resist the needless moments of conflict that come from pointing out and responding to minor offenses.

Love is being lovingly honest and humbly approachable in times of misunderstanding, and being more committed to unity and love than you are to winning, accusing, or being right.

--Paul David Tripp (What Did You Expect?)

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