Marriage and Family

Dewater 4

“do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:4

What a week I had last week with my boys! We went on our annual hunting trip to eastern Oregon where my grandparents had hunted for over 50 years. In the last 15 years, our party has only brought home two deer. That changed this year. My 13-year-old shot his first deer at 200 yards on Monday, I got mine on Tuesday, and my dad got one on Wednesday. The bummer was, my wife had school and was not there to see it.

As good of a week we had, I was looking forward to being home with my wife. The only problem was, when I did get home, my mind was on myself, what I wanted, what I felt I needed. It’s funny how when we think only of ourselves, our relationships start going sideways. Thankfully, my wife is very patient with me. I straightened up, asked her and God to forgive me; and we are back on track!

The verse above gives great insight into how we should approach our relationships in life. It is especially important to the ONE relationship that effects family and society; marriage. It is hard for me to always be on the lookout for the interests of my wife, but that is exactly what I need to do if I am going to have the best marriage in the world. Looking out for the best interest of your spouse not only leads to a happy marriage but pleases the Lord!

My encouragement for us this week: Look out for the best interest of your spouse!

When both husband and wife practice looking out for the interests of each other, they will begin to experience a joy that is meant for their marriage.

Have a great week looking out for the interests of your spouse!

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33

Jesus Talk

Praying on Street Corner

“do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:4

What a week I had last week with my boys! We went on our annual hunting trip to eastern Oregon where my grandparents had hunted for over 50 years. In the last 15 years, our party has only brought home two deer. That changed this year. My 13-year-old shot his first deer at 200 yards on Monday, I got mine on Tuesday, and my dad got one on Wednesday. The bummer was, my wife had school and was not there to see it.

As good of a week we had, I was looking forward to being home with my wife. The only problem was, when I did get home, my mind was on myself, what I wanted, what I felt I needed. It’s funny how when we think only of ourselves, our relationships start going sideways. Thankfully, my wife is very patient with me. I straightened up, asked her and God to forgive me; and we are back on track!

The verse above gives great insight into how we should approach our relationships in life. It is especially important to the ONE relationship that effects family and society; marriage. It is hard for me to always be on the lookout for the interests of my wife, but that is exactly what I need to do if I am going to have the best marriage in the world. Looking out for the best interest of your spouse not only leads to a happy marriage but pleases the Lord!

My encouragement for us this week: Look out for the best interest of your spouse!

When both husband and wife practice looking out for the interests of each other, they will begin to experience a joy that is meant for their marriage.

Have a great week looking out for the interests of your spouse!

Jesus Talk Scripture

“So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.” Acts 17:17