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R4D23 Love protects

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Love protects.  There was a time in our marriage when I failed to protect it from unrealistic expectations.  When my expectations weren’t met, I did not deal with it in a healthy way.  I unfortunately spent a lot of time in the Depreciation Room.  I allowed pre-conceived, selfish expectations to infiltrate my head and then became unhappy with DH because of it.  I am thankful for forgiveness.

I heard from DH today. I called him this evening and he answered the phone. He told me that they have been put on mandatory 10 hour shifts at work this week, and that he has to go in at 5 o’clock every morning. I know that it’s very rough on him to have to get up at 3:30 in the morning.  He mentioned that he wasn’t done with his Christmas shopping, and that this change In schedule made it difficult for him to go out in the evenings this week. I asked him if there was anything that I could help him with while I am out and about town tomorrow. He said no. He’ll probably just have me do it when I get back home LOL!
  • And when he does do that,  stay patient and kind, even though he wouldn't be fair about it.  and if in the past you would have reacted negatively about that,  take a  moment and thank God for the new you.

  • Unrealistic expectations are devastating. I realized that just recently and have tried to stop myself from expecting my wife to behave the way I want her to. I still fail at times because it is a difficult behavior to control. All we can do is be aware of it and try our best to understand and change that behavior.

    Selfishness is at the center of our very being. We are born selfish, This is something we must teach ourselves to overcome. It takes education and prayer. Read your Bible and pray about it.

    You asked if there was anything you could do to help so you put yourself out there. He knows that so now you just have to wait for his response. Love is patient.

    "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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