Marriage Monday – Grace
The idea of grace has been on my mind and slightly bit of a theme lately.
There were 8 definitions for grace. Here’s a few I thought appropriate in marriage.
- a temporary exemption
- disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency
- a special favor
Yesterday I was asked to give advice at a baby shower for the new mom-to-be. I wrote quite a few things down and ended with encouraging her to give her husband and herself grace in the midst of a newborn.
In our marriage the best thing I can give William is grace when I expect something that doesn’t happen.
I think there’s wisdom in looking at a situation that may not have turned out like you expected and give the other person grace.
So…in my life, when I give grace to William, it looks like me shutting my mouth and not talking. In other words I choose not to remind him when something’s not done (or done my way) in my opinion.
As scripture says, “God opposses the proud; but give grace to the humble.”