Don't do what I did (if you want a good marriage)

Nov 09, 2020 5:14 pm

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I just did it, again.


I instinctively blamed my son for something BEFORE checking to see if he was the culprit.


I did it four times yesterday (I agree, that's pitiful).


To my horror, each time I blamed Max for something, he wasn't at fault.


Worse, he called me out on it yesterday.


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While this is embarrassing and hurtful to me, I imagine it feels worse for Max.


I can't help but wonder about how often I do this to my other children and Cetelia.


Proverbs 18:13, which I'm clearly not following these days, is coming to mind: Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.


Whether it's blaming without asking questions or answering a matter before you've even gotten the details, the result is the same: shame and foolishness.


The action I'm unwisely specializing in at the moment is a demoralizer and relationship breaker.


My encouragement to you is to learn from my shame and foolishness. For the heath of your relationships, do better -- especially with your mate.


I'm off to apologize to Max.


Do you owe someone an apology?


Kevin

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