God is my co-pilot

Have you seen the bumper sticker proclaiming “God is my co-pilot”?

merriam-webster.com defines co-pilot as:

a qualified pilot who assists or relieves the pilot but is not in command

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“You can sit over there, but don’t touch anything!”

I think that is how many of us think of God – He’s there to assist us, but He is NOT in command. He is not in control; we are in control. We like Him, we think He has some good ideas, and we say we trust Him, but our actions say “trust but verify”.

The thing about God is He will let us be in control, if it is what we want. Even though He knows it will end badly for us, He will let us. Even though He knows it will hurt us, and our spouse, and our marriage, He will let you be in control. It is the one control fight you can “win”, and the one you really need to “lose.”

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Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:


A Grown Up Marriage

Feeling Pressured? ◄ Some pressure is good.

Assume Love

3 Ways to Find More Time Together ◄ Great thoughts.

Engaged Marriage

6 Things You Must Do to Love Your Wife – Part 2 ◄ As good as the first part.

The Generous Wife

Serving Together ◄ A great way to spend time together.
Let Him Finish ◄ Let your spouse finish their thoughts.
It’s a Choice ◄ Choose to act better.
A Little Quiet, Please! ◄ Quite can help your spouse see the need to change.

Hot, Holy and Humorous

How Do You Like to Be Touched? ◄ Very funny video, and some great ideas for learning to touch each other so you both like it.

Journey to Surrender

Concluding Marriage Vital Signs – and a Challenge ◄ A couple very important ideas here.
What A Shame! ◄ Scott hates shame. So do I!


Are We Still Pursuing Our Wives? ◄ Are you? You should be!

One Flesh Marriage

Take Your Thoughts Captive ◄ Thinking can get you to bad places.
You Never Listen To Me ◄ “Solving the problem is not listening.” A great truth!

refine us

What I Wish I Could Share With Every {Newlywed} Couple ◄ Outstanding thoughts – for any couple.

Romantic Act of the Day

A Rose by any Other Name ◄ Thoughtful flower buying.
Your Gold Plated Word ◄ Does a promise to your bride mean anything?
Celebrate Her Victories ◄ A very good plan.

The Romantic Vineyard

A Dozen Daytime Date Ideas ◄ Next Saturday …

Stupendous Marriage

Living with Less – Interview with Joshua Becker from BecomingMinimalist.com ◄ Great interview!

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