Can Our Marriage Be Rich In Kindness?

Posted: September 19, 2022 in Uncategorized

Some of us grew up watching tv sitcoms and they would have humorous back and forth banter by subtly putting down the other spouse. A studio background of laughter would cover up the lie that marriages couldn’t live in kindness and have fun building each other up. I subconsciously trained my mind to think that was normal in marriage to put my wife down. I never perceived my attitude of sarcasm as a problem until I had children and I heard them repeat my behavior of disrespect to each other.

What if we had a mental well that we could go to that was full of kindness when we didn’t have anything nice to say or give? You might be thinking, “It doesn’t come natural to say something kind to my spouse….. I don’t want to be fake!”. Well if you are like me, it’s possible you trained yourself to think negatively about your marriage by using sarcasm as a safety blanket. I think you would agree that kindness makes a way better safety blanket for our children but how much more for the greatest ministry King Jesus has entrusted us with on earth, our marriage!

Where is this mental well that we can draw kindness from? This well is in Christ Jesus, take a look below:

Ephesians 2:7 ESV

so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

One translation for “immeasurable” is infinite. So how much kindness does God want to show you on your journey on earth with Him? According to the Apostle Paul, an infinite amount of undeserved favor in kindness in Jesus! So freely you can draw from the well, and freely you can give to your spouse and not run dry.

Brandon and Dana Pollard

Heal The Home, Heal The World

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