Today’s episode is about the influence of grace in the life of me and my wife. After 11 years of marriage, I still annoy her and she still annoys me but we love each other for it. We have realized that through life and relationships there will be paint, and sleepless nights that are unavoidable. However we have also learned, when you put God first, the love and grace ultimately increases in your marriage which will run over into your household. Gods grace is contagious and tears down walls.
Pride can impact communication
I was able to speak on times when I was not fully selfless and allowed my feelings to get the best of me. Pride can allow you to make situations about you and shrink your perspective. We should realize that there’s no situation or issue that is solely about us. We are all connected. Therefore we all have an impact whether good or bad.
In the home schooling situation I worked through my selfishness in this way:
- Took time away from the situation
- Took time to really think about it again only asking my self “why not”
- Focus on the positive things to help me consider giving grace
- Then give grace through repentance
Grow together when change happens:
With each change in life we must grow together and pulse check each other. If we don’t we won’t know who we are one day. Know that this just does not include kids, this includes all changes and emotional shifts in our lives.
With more children our relationships increase exponentially from just Husband to wife and husband to wife to now husband to child 1 (etc to all children), then mom to child 1( etc. all children) then all children to children. It’s important to take into account all relationships on your family and know there grace for them all.
Relationships will cause pain, hurt and may seem impossible it God has given you grace for each mistake made in your relationship.