Monday, February 3, 2014

It is essential in every relationship…

We’re dealing with having a problem in a relationship and some of the things you do when you come together to find peace. 

Another thing you do is to cooperate as much as possible.  Look for areas where you can compromise.  Try to find areas of common ground. 

Where can we be flexible?  Where can we meet in the middle?  Where can you give a little and I give a little?  Compromise is essential in every relationship. 

Romans 12:18 (TEV), "Do everything possible, on your part, to live at peace with everybody."

James 3:17 (LB), "Wisdom is peace loving and courteous.  It allows discussion.  It's willing to yield to others.  It is full of mercy and good deeds.  It is wholehearted and straightforward and sincere." 

Wisdom is willing to yield to others.  Compromise.  Wisdom allows discussion.  If you are wise you'll compromise.  It's wise.  It's stupid to be inflexible.  You cooperate as much as possible.

More marriages die from inflexibility than from adultery or abuse, alcohol or anything else.  They are just unwilling to change, unwilling to move, to budge.  The excuse I've heard so many times:  We're just incompatible.  [Usually means he doesn't have the income or she's not patable.]

Just a thought from the front porch…

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