This blue teddy bear is always in my car during tough time in Hadyai. ):
Bought my new netbook in August 2009
Live at Peace With One Another
I’ve found it’s easy to start a fight, but it’s hard to end a fight. It’s easy to get offended and say things that we know we shouldn’t, but it’s hard to stop it. It’s hard to let it go. It’s much better to never even start it. That’s what it says in Proverbs 20:3, "Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor." If you want God to honor you, if you want to enjoy your marriage, you need to be a peacemaker. Be the kind of spouse that will avoid an unnecessary fight, a fight that’s not going to produce any good rewards. Your home needs to be a place of peace. You and your spouse need to be in harmony. You are stronger together than you are apart. Not only that, your children need to see a good example. They’re going to treat their family the same way they see you treating each other.
Let me ask you a question: Are you fighting battles with your spouse that can be overlooked?
I’m not saying you will never disagree with one another, but if there are disagreements, make sure it’s at least something important and worthwhile. Don’t disagree over whether the lights are always left on or not or a small pet peeve.
I would encourage you to daily pray to God for self-control in your marriage – the kind of self-control that is patient and kind, even when irritated or frustrated. We all know what those small things are in our marriage. I’m asking that you make a commitment to your spouse and God to learn to overlook the small things in love and let go. Learn to not make a big deal out of things that are not a big deal. For me, I learned to let my pet peeve go; I wanted my house to be full of peace and not strife.
Let’s learn to celebrate what our spouse does right and focus on the good. Remember the reasons why you fell in love with that person! You’ll be amazed at how much difference it will make in your marriage when you learn to let the little things go.