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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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August 24, 2012 - Second Fiddle

By Dave Kidd

It’s uncomfortable, it’s distracting, it’s embarrassing, and it’s damaging to marriages. You know what I mean. Who among us has ever been in the presence of a couple while they were quarrelling with each other? Most of us undoubtedly have.

How often have we witnessed this and either wanted to rush out of the room or blow a whistle and get in between the couple?

What is it about wanting to be right, wanting to win, wanting our own way that provokes us to lay aside our love, care and concern for our spouse in order to prevail in an argument?

Every couple will disagree about something at some point; however, that disagreement does not have to escalate into an argument or a quarrel. That is true, unless we choose to knowingly and willfully take the low road and fuel the escalation by what we think, say and do.

So, how do we keep arguments, quarrels, strife and discord from invading and damaging our marriage?

“Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle” (Romans 12:10, The Message).

When we prefer to show love to our spouse over winning an argument, over being right, over getting our own way, and over our selfish pride, we breathe new life into our marriage.

— Dave Kidd is lead pastor at True North Church (AG) in Minerva, Ohio.

 

 

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