Work on your marraige – or let it work on you?

This article by Dr. Corey Allan sparked my thoughts below. I’ve only skimmed his blog, but what I’ve seen is very good and biblically sound.

So here is the question – do you work on your marriage, or does your marriage work on you?  I have to say, looking back; my marriage has certainly worked on me a good deal.  My marriage has brought out both the best and the worst in me.  It has shown where I am not the man I want to be, or that I want others to think I am.  The stress and trials of my marriage have shown me who I am, what I am made of, and where I am lacking.

And you know what?  I’m glad for this!  Not that I like the process, or being exposed as less than perfect – not at all!  But my desire is to be better and better – more loving, more giving, more self-sacrificing, more understanding – in short, to become more and more like Jesus.  This means anything that exposes me is gives me a chance to grow, a chance to become a better man.  What a gift that all the things I have not liked about my marriage have been used by God to work on me.

Thank you Lord – and keep it coming.

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