All anger is not bad...and all conflicts are not wrong. But disagreements need to be expressed appropriately and at the right time.
Jesus told His disciples to love one another “as I have loved you” (John 13:34). That wouldn’t be so hard if the love Jesus displayed was primarily the write-a-cheque or call-once-a-month kind of love. But Jesus set the bar immeasurably high. Jesus’s kind of love touched the skin of a leper and washed the feet of a soon-to-be betrayer. He didn’t mind interruption by another’s demands, even those of a person all others disdained. Jesus had the uncanny ability to look straight into a person’s soul to see the deepest need there.
Is that an impossible example to follow? You bet it is! That’s why God sent the Holy Spirit to live inside us and empower us with His supernatural love. Only when “plugged in” to that power will His followers stand out in their treatment of others and of one another. Then people will take notice and say, “My, how they love one another!” Let these resources set you on the path of loving with the Saviour’s love.
You can’t choose your family, but you can choose how you relate to them. It’s never too late to start extending grace.
One definition for family is “a museum of memories.” As you think of your family what pictures hang in the gallery of your mental images? What kind of memories are you creating for your family now?
Applying these five principles to your marriage will breathe new life into it. It’s not too late to have a marriage that thrives.
As important is love is to a marriage grace is even more so. Grace can transform your marriage and turn your home into a place of security, acceptance, and encouragement.
We’ve all been wronged, but keeping a list of the wrongs only makes things worse. The best way to recover is to forgive.
Commitment is key to the survival of a marriage. And commitment begins with Christ. His grace can change your attitude.
Even though kids act like they don’t care they want the security of your attention, love, and even boundaries.
Prejudice is a heart problem. We adopt sinful attitudes towards others and recognizing them is the first step towards removing the blinders and—with God’s help—begin seeing the truth.
If you’re jealous or overprotective of your spouse you risk smothering. True honouring is the opposite—honouring allows your spouse to be free to be his or her own person.