Marriage 9-1-1: Kindness

Marriage 9-1-1

Someone needs to call 9-1-1 because there are marriages that need some serious help. Perhaps you are in one of those marriages, or you know someone who is. This might not be for you specifically right now, but it might be useful later, or you can pass it along to someone who might benefit from it.

Where’s the Kindness?

It’s astounding the number of couples I’ve encountered recently who just don’t treat each other very kindly. (At times that includes the man I see in the mirror.)

The wisdom of the Bible offers some guidance in our relationships with others that we would be wise to apply:

And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

Eph 4:32 (HCSB)

· Be Kind in Words and Actions

· Be Kind by being moved and responding

· Be Kind by forgiving

Take this Home With You Before You Start a Fight:

A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. Prov 15:1 (HCSB)

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About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

One response to “Marriage 9-1-1: Kindness”

  1. watsons says :

    Right on Brother,

    Love, according to God’s definition, is not primarily a feeling, but an action. Kindess is a an action.

    Biblical love is not the victim of one’s emotions, but the servant of one’s will.

    Marriages are predicated, consequently, on each partners pledge to commit themselves to act toward the other in a certain way, the way God’s word calls “love.”

    Even if the warm fuzzies of romance are absent; even when the novelty of the relationship has lapsed into the familiar; even when the initial emotional intensity has leveled off,

    a couple can still cultivate a loving, satisfying, and God-honoring relationship that is based on a mutual commitment to the other’s welfare and obedience to the word of God.

    In fact, that is the marital ideal, according to the Bible.

    Act. Commit. Be Loving.

    Scott

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