There were many times in the early years of our marriage we would stand our ground after a disagreement. I would give the silent treatment and he would mirror it. We were young, full of pride, and had much to learn!
I remember our Pastor saying, one Sunday morning, “is it going to matter in ten years?” Wow! this question changed the way I looked at a lot of things, including petty arguments.
Now fast forward ten years later and guess what? I cannot tell you what one of our arguments were about. I remember some of the harsh words said because of the frustrated emotions, but not why we got to that point in the first place.
Jennifer Smith makes a great point, she writes, “Remember, Christ did not wait for an apology from anyone before surrendering Himself in humility to make things right.” Don’t let pride ruin your marriage and destroy your family. Be quick to say, “I’m sorry“ and mean it.
Dear Lord, thank you for giving us the perfect example to live by, your son, Jesus. He loves us so much that while we were sinners, he died for us. Please give us the strength to forgive quickly, even when we aren’t to blame. Now soften our hearts and fill them with your love. In Jesus Name, Amen
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. -Ephesians 4:26-27