Okay, so now that I have typed out the first verse the song does sound a bit stalkerish, but give me a minute to explain…
In my studies this week, we have been reading about how to cherish your spouse and I’ve had to face some really difficult questions. Do I truly cherish my spouse? Am I as forgiving and patient with him as I want him to be with me, or am I trying to “mold him into someone” that I want him to be? Are we in sync with each other or two people living in the same house trying to survive the day to day stuff? It’s been an eye opening few days and I am mostly looking forward to what else the Lord needs me to learn this week. (I say mostly because I’m scared of what chastening may lie ahead, lol.)
So, what can be done about that? How do I stop creating unrealistic expectations and focus instead on truly cherishing the amazing husband that I have? Dr. Goddard shares this advice: “The cure for this is a broken heart and a contrite spirit. If we listen carefully and learn humbly about our partners' points of view, we will be enlarged and enriched” (Goddard 42). A broken heart and a contrite spirit. That is exactly what the Savior has instructed us to do to repent and become “a new creature” (2 Corinthians 5:17). This new creature in Christ is humble, submissive, patient, kind, caring, and passionate about helping people (including their spouse) become the best person they can be.
Goddard, H. W. (2009). Drawing heaven into your marriage: eternal doctrines that change relationships. Cedar Hills, UT: Joymap Publishing.
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