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Real love calls us to keep short accounts with our husbands. “It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Cor. 13:5). There is a certain earthiness to marriage that often relaxes the courtesies we naturally use with those outside our home. The daily routines and pressures of life tempt us to be uptight, rude, and withdrawn with each other.
Do you operate on a short fuse? God calls you to rise above your explosive feelings of indignation. Wipe clean the mental list of past hurts you keep harbored in your heart. The fearlessly feminine woman approaches her husband with a graciousness, courtesy, and respect that rises above her mood swings.
Ask God to help you avoid unnecessary quarrels that bring discord to your relationship. Keep short accounts with the man you are going to spend the rest of your life with. Offer up to God your frustration over those incurable character traits you had thought would change over time. Live your marriage by faith—faith in the God who called you to this commitment and who has not abandoned you in it. He will help you honor your marriage with grace and kindness.
~Jani Ortlund in Fearlessly Feminine