What do you do when a critic shoots his stinging quill at you? How do you handle the criticism you know is intended to beat you into submission? How do you take it when the critic sets off rapid fire darts filled with venom designed to destroy you? One of the first things to do is to …
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We want to get the largest portion of our life’s fulfillment from our relationship with our spouse. That’s asking too much.
The key to how you treat people lies in how you think about them.
Much of the dissatisfaction we experience in marriage comes from expecting too much from it.
Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will at least be a little bit different …
If the purpose of marriage was simply to enjoy an infatuation and make me “happy,” then I’d have to get a “new” marriage every two or three years. But if I really wanted to see God transform me from the inside out, I’d need to concentrate on changing myself rather than on changing my spouse.