Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Love completes each other

“This ‘completing’ aspect of love was revealed to mankind from the beginning.  God originated the human race with a male and a female – two similar but complementary designs meant to function in harmony.  Our bodies are made for each other.  Our natures and temperaments provide balance, enabling us to more effectively complete the tasks at hand.  Our oneness can produce children, and our teamwork can best raise them to health and maturity.  Where one is weak, the other is strong.  When one needs building up, the other is equipped to enhance and encourage.  We multiply one another’s joys and divide one another’s sorrows.  When we learn to accept the distinctions in our mate, we can bypass criticism and go straight to helping and appreciating one another.  The effectiveness of your marriage is dependent upon both of you working together.  Don’t try doing all the analysis yourself.  Don’t disqualify his or her right to voice an opinion on matters that affect both of you.  Love realizes that God has put you together on purpose.  And though you may wind up disagreeing with your spouse’s perspectives, you should still give their views respect and strong consideration.  This honors God’s design for your relationship and guards the oneness He intends.  Joined together, you are greater than your independent parts.  You need each other.  You complete each other.”

Today’s Dare:  Recognize that your spouse is integral to your future success.  Let them know today that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions and that you need their perspective and counsel.  If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask them to forgive you.

Steve and I have had a lot of decisions to make recently regarding our future plans.  Many of these decisions involve Steve’s career.  He has listened to my opinions and concerns about his possible decisions, and I believe that together we have reached the correct one.  There are many upcoming changes in our very near future, but I am excited to continue on this adventure with my husband and daughter.  The best is yet to come!

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