Love & Grace

in him

Feeling grateful this November morning. He is my best friend and the sweetest man I know. Still amazed that I can love someone so much and still find new reasons to love him every day. The head of our household and the protector of our family. I’m blessed to be married to him.

Marriage, I find, is seemingly a constant revealer of self. How I react and respond to a moment is a quick indicator of my heart. My sinful, by nature, heart.

That can be difficult, when my husband gets hurt by my sinful nature — it causes my stomach to churn. The other day it dawned on me how quick I become offended, and it wasn’t a pleasant feeling. But, His Spirit graciously breathed a reminder, Love is not easily offended. And because I hope in and am covered by Christ’s perfection and not my own, I didn’t get bogged down. I was convicted. I was charged, I was challenged. And because of grace I confess, repent, seek forgiveness, and grow in Christ’s way of love as best as my handicapped human heart can grow. 

“The man and the woman were created unique by God, both in the image of God, equal in dignity, value, and worth, but they have been meant to complement one another, not compete against one another. The weaknesses of the one are strengthened by the strengths of the other, and the strengths of the other one are made even stronger by the strengths of the other.” Matt Chandler

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