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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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October 25, 2013 - Kindness Makes It Work

By Scott McChrystal

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud" (1 Corinthians 13:4, NIV).

The pace of life these days can squeeze the warmth out of a marriage relationship, especially in communication. Unfortunately, kindness often tends to be absent from talk between husbands and wives.

Paul is writing to Christians in Corinth. He doesn't mince words. Earlier in the passage he tells them that even great acts of faith or service will not compensate for a lack of love. He reminds them what genuine love looks like. Love is kind.

Ironically, at times married couples can be harsher when communicating with each other than they are with anyone else. Can you identify? I confess I can.

How do we demonstrate love to our spouse in communication? It's not rocket science. We simply need to show kindness in our speech. Choose words that show compassion, empathy, affection, understanding and affirmation.

Kindness in speaking to our spouse is huge. Making sincere efforts to be kind when talking with your spouse is a fundamental way to show your love.

And it works in other relationships too.

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 3.

 

 

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