If You Can’t Think Anything Nice…
Lori and I are doing The Kindness Challenge: Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship with our marriage small group at church. I must confess I’m finding it challenging because the author is all over what one thinks.
For the most part what comes out of my mouth is kind, but what I think is far less so. Recently God has been showing me that what I think is much more important than I have wanted to believe. I generally have good thoughts about Lori, but not so much some others – like people who drive 15 mph under the speed limit on a two-lane highway with very few places to pass! I’ve always excused such thoughts, but I’m starting to see they do affect me.
I don’t have rude thoughts about my wife because I’ve chosen not to. I guess that proves I can do it, if I want to. My not doing it then means I’m choosing to not live as God calls me to, and while I don’t want to admit it, I know that’s sin.
Do you have unkind/wrong thoughts?
The Kindness Challenge: Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship by Shaunti Feldhahn (a future must read marriage book!)