What do the things we own say about us? Better yet, what do we think the things we own say about us to others?
Does what we have make us feel successful? If we have “a lot” do we think this is a sign God is favouring us? Does how much we own show we are better than those who own less, but not as good as those who own more?
While we all know on some level these things are not true, most of us also feel them on some level. It’s how the world “keeps score” and we are swayed by it. The real danger comes from what we fail to do if we try to be a success by the world’s standards. Grabbing all things is always done at the expense of spouse and children. It also results in short changing God and what He has called us to.
One thing our possessions say about us is where our heart lies. I’m not saying it is wrong to have things, or wrong to have nice things, or even wrong to have many things. The issue is what, and who, our things cost us. If this is not a discussion you and your wife have had recently, I suggest it would be a very good discussion to have.
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” [Lk 12:34 ESV]
Great tweet of the week:
Perhaps marriage isn’t just about finding the right spouse; it’s about becoming the right spouse. @sheilagregoire
Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
Featured Post – A must read article I saw this week:
Scott of Journey to Surrender posted Reclaiming the Marriage Culture ◄ It will take a grassroots movement – are you in?
Be Happy? ◄ Odds are a divorce will NOT make you happier.
Do Not Disturb
Don’t Just Be There, Be Their… ◄ Cute, with great points.
The Generous Wife
Preferential Treatment ◄ What do you do because you know who she is?
Joe Beam’s Blog
Commitment in Romantic Love ◄ Joe talks about bedrock.
Is Your Family Choosing Money Over Time? ◄ This is an excellent post, and it fits perfectly with my rant above.
That Same Old Fight ◄ Stuck? Check this.
Nobody Has a Perfect Marriage ◄ But your marriage can be ever improving.
The Romantic Vineyard
The Advantage of Vantage Points ◄ Your spouse’s different vantage point means they see things differently, not wrongly.
Safe at home
Bold Love: Laying Aside The Past Wrongs in Your Marriage ◄ Go bold, or forget about it.
…to Love Honor and Vacuum
What is Intimacy? ◄ A great guest post on his and her thoughts about intimacy.