😒 Does your spouse accept correction from you?
Jul 08, 2020 9:04 pm
I have an important reminder for you, but first let me deal with the subject line:
Wouldn't it be grand if your spouse accepted correction when you offered it? I bet you'd feel really good inside if you pointed out a weakness, character flaw, or sin to your mate, and he/she was like, "Ouch! That hurts, but you're right. Thank you!"
A moment of truth: I'm not really interested in knowing if your spouse accepts correction. I just used the subject line to get you to open this email. You never would have opened it had I asked if YOU accept correction. But, since you're here, keep reading.
About an hour ago I found myself debating with my wife. After a while I grew tired and thought: If she would just listen to me for once! She will not accept any correction from me.
The more I thought about it, the more I began to think about how readily I accept correction from her. If I'm honest, I have to admit that I'd rather accept correction from you than her, and I don't even know you!
There's just something about us married people that makes us walk in pride towards our mate. We don't want to give our mate the satisfaction of being correct at our expense.
Ironically enough, we're completely flustered when our spouse won't accept correction from us. We make our spouse out to be intolerant and prideful when we're behaving in a similar manner.
Imagine what would happen if you started being open to correction? What could God teach you through your mate? How could God work through you to influence your mate to start accepting correction from you? Some really good things could start happening in your marriage.
I want to leave you with a simple and amazingly hard verse from 1 Peter 3:8 => "Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble."
The more you realize your need to be open to correction from your mate, the more grace you'll give your mate when he/she is not open to your correction.
ps - The Reminder: the replay of our popular webinar The 7 Myths of Forgiveness is airing tonight and tomorrow. We've gotten great feedback on it. One spouse said it "triggered" some things in her that needed to be addressed. The same could happen to you! The webinar is pay what you want, and begins in just a few hours. Click here to register.