I’m extending last week’s focus on forgiveness for another week since it’s such an important topic! Besides, I’ve got two other posts I want to highlight for you this week. One has to do with my tendency to argue, which certainly dovetails nicely with forgiveness. And the other one has to do with planning for the future, which is always relevant this time of year. You’ll find the links to both of these below!
Ever catch an ugly argument erupting between spouses?
Unfortunately, my kids and sometimes even my friends were often privy to ugly moments like these back in the early days of my marriage.
Thankfully, after one of these despicable debates with my husband, the Lord opened my eyes with an important passage that still echoes in my heart and mind today. It truly transformed me and my marriage from that point onward.
This ugly fight probably all started with one of us slinging an angry accusation at the other, . . .
ALSO . . . Be sure to click this next link to check out my post at Devotable—Is it Wrong to Plan for Your Future?
For those of you who are participating and following my Insight for 2020 series, then click this link—Forgiveness Inventory—to find out how forgiving you are. Then formulate your goal for the week based off the question where you scored yourself the lowest. My goal for last week AND this week is to ask God to reveal any sins I’ve committed in a conflict before and perhaps instead of confronting my spouse with his sin.
This is the “shutteth thy lips” strategy! 😉 See the KJV of Proverbs 17:28 to see why I call it that!
[bctt tweet=”Ever heard of the shutteth thy lips strategy? See the KJV of Proverbs 17:28 to see why I call it that! It’s part of my challenge for last week and this week—learning to be forgiving of my mate! #forgiveness #insight #2020″ username=”Beth Steffaniak”]
If you’re interested in more support in this effort to apply our insights to our lives and marriages, I hope you’ll join my private FB group! Click here to head to the Facebook Group and request to be added. It’s really been encouraging to me in my life already, and I hope it will do the same for you!
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Be sure to join me next week when I’ll be continuing my Insight for 2020 series with a look at “Faithfulness” that includes another inventory to help you gauge this in your life and marriage as well.
What have you tried to do to curtail arguing in your life and marriage?
Do you think it’s wrong to plan for the future? Why or why not?
Here are some other lovely linkups I join – Inspire Me Monday, Kingdom Bloggers, Literary Musing Mondays, Purposeful Faith, Tell His Story, InstaEncouragements Linkup, Recharge Wednesday, Worth Beyond Rubies Wednesday, Tune in Thursday, Heart Encouragement, Grace and Truth, Faith and Friends, and Faith on Fire Friday
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