“Mercy, clemency, pardon”.
Jesus showed us grace when he died on the cross for us. He showed us mercy. He is the example we need to follow to show each other grace.
Did your spouse upset you over something he/she did?
Have they upset you recently?
We are only human. So remembering to be humble is important.
Talk to your spouse anytime that you are upset and keep those lines of communication open. Realizing that each one of you are different and think differently is the first step in exercising grace. Do not point fingers or place blame when disagreeing.
Let me clarify what the Bible’s definition of grace is:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8New International Version (NIV)
“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away”.
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My friends, make love, not hate in your marriage. Your marriage is valuable. You and your spouse made commitments during your wedding ceremony. Those are not to be taken lightly. Those vows are for life. Take them seriously. Pray for your marriage. Seek help if you enter a time when you need it. Your marriage is worth fighting for.