Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Wednesday's Word: Being Committed to Joy
"Serving in love means being committed to joy. What is joy about? It means looking for reasons to be thankful. It means being better at counting your blessing than you are at calculating your complaints. It is about communicating appreciation. It us about letting [him] know how much the things he does for you mean to you. It is about letting him know how much things [he] does for you mean to you. It is about daily thanking God for your marriage, even though it is less than perfect. Joy means looking for the good in the other and encouraging it when you find it. Would your husband or wife characterize you as being thankful?"
What Did You Expect?? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
Paul David Tripp (who I got to meet in seminary...he is an incredible writer, and I want to read everything he has ever written).