How NOT to Do Marriage in 2014
11 Tips About How NOT to Do Marriage
The GOOD NEWS? You, your spouse, and your marriage don't have be perfect to be loving, fun and even wonderful. Really! Only God is perfect!
So you can relax and stop over-trying, over-helping, or over-controlling in order to make your spouse and marriage-relationship be "just right." I find this such a relief!
Which one of these 11 tips do you identify with this New Year? (I'd love to hear from you!)
* When you see an asterisk, click on the sentence to take you to a short link that gives more information about what this "tip" means.
1/1/2014 09:56:16 am
Boy oh boy! Don't we all wish we knew then what we "hopefully" know now! One thing I do know, I'm grateful that my children are more equipped, aware & healthier in their personal growth and marriages than I was. Glory to God!
1/2/2014 04:55:43 am
I'm grateful for God's grace in sharing His truth with us. :-) Thanks for your comments on the blog. I appreciate it. And like I say, "One of the most loving things we can do for our kids and loved ones is deal with our own personal and spiritual growth and issues. And although I'd love to have my kids and grandkids avoid all the pain, I can't do the learning and growth for them. By the way, when I was a teen/young adult, and you were younger, I remember praying that God would keep you from pain and hurt. And then I learned that it wasn't mine to guarantee. I suppose God understood that those prayers were from a loving sister's heart, however, immature... :-)
8/14/2014 08:50:56 am
Loved reading these 11 again. Really good. And your response from while back. Thank you for caring & your love!
8/14/2014 09:08:53 am
Thanks, Sis Patty, from across the ocean! Love you much.
1/28/2014 12:06:55 pm
I love this Joan. It's a great list. It took me years to learn about #10 and to stop doing that. Yes we want to do things that make people we love happy, it get's slippery though when we (I) make myself responsible for their happiness. Nice post. And Happy Anniversary!
2/7/2014 02:06:17 pm
Thanks for your encouraging words, Deana. Glad you liked the list. Yes, indeed, we are not responsible for another's happiness. It's free-ing and pretty tricky for many of us to learn. Hope you're doing well.
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Joan C. Webb
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