Yesterday I inadvertently deleted a host of files from our server, including study guides and MP3s associated with the iMarriage Club.
Amazingly, Cetelia and I have been absolutely deluged with emails from folks all over who have offered their help and/or sympathies for the mishap (and we’ve only known two of the people personally). More importantly, everyone has been incredibly encouraging about how we’ve impacted their marriage, and how they are praying we get the service restored quickly.
Cetelia just emailed this to me in response:
It’s a blessing to see that what we are doing is beneficial to so many. It is a breath of fresh to get this much encouragement.
After reading her message it dawned on me that as spouses we need to give just as much support, prayer, encouragement, and grace to our mate whenever he/she sins or makes a mistake. For some reason it’s so much easier for us to be nicer to folks outside our house, and that’s lamentable (I’ve dropped my stones, and am indicting myself).
Let’s all aim to respond in kindness, love, patience, mercy, prayer, and grace the next time our spouse sins or messes something up. Let’s look for the good our spouse has brought to us in the past, and prayerfully encourage him/her to stand up, dust off, and keep moving forward in Christ.