Day 13 - Love Fights Fair
If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. – Mark 3:25
|Today's Message: Is about agreeing BEFORE IT HAPPENS on the ground rules of any disagreements that you may have. The examples given had to do with 'not going to bed angry', or 'never mention divorce' and 'don't bring up things in the past'. All of these are good ground rules, but they may not be the ones that you (as a couple) will need. Yours can be 'don't talk about how often he goes golfing' or 'how many pairs of shoes does she need'. And that's IF you can get your spouse to agree to them. |
If you can't…then make up your own. You probably need to do this anyway. That way when (not IF) it happens, at least YOU will know that you are keeping within the boundaries of what you consider a fair way of settling disagreements. Just remember… to REMEMBER them when it happens.
|Today's Dare: |
Talk with your spouse about establishing healthy rules of engagement. If your mate is not ready for this, then write out your own personal rules to "fight" by. Resolve to abide by them when the next disagreement occurs.
|Be of the same mind toward one another. (Romans 12:16)|