Saturday, May 12, 2012

Judge Not

"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged."
Matt. 7:1-2 NLT

I think many of us can grasp the concept of not judging other individuals. We're careful to allow people certain grace when it comes to their choices or behavior. But what about extending that same courtesy to your spouse?

I can be honest and say that I'm not always so lenient in my judgments when it comes to my husband. Sometimes I don't cut him the slack that he deserves and that, I, myself may need.  Oftentimes, we hold our spouses to these ridiculous standards that we may struggle with upholding ourselves. What's that really about? Is it because their actions may actually mirror back to us the attitudes of our heart? Hmmmm...

The next time you find yourself in a critical role as it relates to your spouse, first, remember that they are someone with frailties and weaknesses just like you are. And, more importantly, that they deserve the same amount of grace, if not more, that you may extend to others.

To Marriage With Love,