Day 12 - Love Lets the Other Win

Today's Verse: Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests others. – Philippians 2:4
Today's Message:

Is about allowing yourself to 'lose' so that you can 'win'. It may not seem to make sense at first, but if you think about it… it's genius.

I don't know how many times we've had disagreements. Obviously, none of them were so important that it caused an unmendable tear in our relationship though. So, what that means is.. .even though I lost some discussions, and she lost some discussions… we're still here. At this point, I can't really tell you what any of those disagreements were about. That's how trivial they really were in the long run.

So, I need to pick something out (I'm going to read this journal to find it) and then.. Just let her win. Doesn't matter what it is… it doesn't really matter anyway. What matters is that I'm willing to bend.
Today's Questions:

  • Are you willing to bend to demonstrate love to your spouse?
  • Or are you refusing to give in because of pride?
If it doesn't matter in the long run – especially in eternity – then give up your rights and choose to honor the one you love. It will be good for you and good for your marriage.
Today's Dare:

Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.
Results:

  • What issue did you choose?
    • Honestly, there isn't one. I even asked her if there was anything that she could think of that we had disagreed on that she felt like we needed to revisit. There wasn't. And we didn't have any disagreements yesterday, so there wasn't anything to actually use this dare on. I'll keep this in the back of my head though.
  • What did giving in cost you?
    • Nothing…. Since I didn't have an issue with it. I'll revisit this when it happens.
  • How will this help you in the future?
    • I already know that there is a disagreement coming up that I can just smile and say 'ok honey… you win!" That will definitely help me out in the future.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. (Romans 12:18)

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