Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Your Spouse is Ever Present

Tree Growing in House Imageimage courtesy of Blue Forest

This past Sunday we finished the Reynolda POPs class. It is very sad to see it come to a close. Allison and I have enjoyed the past year and half getting to know each of you and learning about parenting with you. Please remember that just because the formal class time has ended, it does not need to be the end of any of us getting together. Also, on the side, if anyone decides to revive the class, you are welcome to this domain URL.

For our last class we discussed how our spouse are always present in our decisions and actions now that we are married. When we were single we had the freedom of making our own decisions, but now even the smallest decision is going to affect at least one other person. Even in following the Lord, as a single person we could follow whatever leading we felt God was giving us. Now every leading must be balanced by what our spouse is also feeling. At times these feelings do not agree.

These disagreements are actually a good thing. They cause us to dive harder into God for clarity because he is not divided and will not move a married couple in different directions. More than likely each of you only has a part of His directions and as you come together you can get His full will.

Being married is being on the same team. Especially as parents of preschoolers this is even more the case. God created marriage for us to be one flesh and move together in oneness. The fact that we are aware of them in every decision is actually a grace from God, because He is teaching us to consider Him in everything as well.

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