The story I tell myself

I was speaking with a young couple on the verge of getting married and the subject of my marriage came up. The more I talked about the marriage I have experienced – and the wife I enjoy – the more grateful I became. My final assessment was, I am so blessed it’s crazy.

As I walked away from the conversation I began to think about how rose-colored my glasses seemed to be in that moment.  Was I really being honest?  Was I setting this couple up for disillusionment when they don’t feel that reality I described?  God knows how many difficult seasons these 17 years of marriage have endured .  Some of that has been basic life tribulation.  Much of that has been my sin. A microscopic amount has been my wife’s sin. 🙂  During many seasons of difficulty I’ve not been so positive.

So why was I walking away from this conversation with such joy?

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Summer reading list

Toxic Charity, Robert Lupton

Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley

Grace-Based Parenting, Tim Kimmel

The Street Children of Brazil, Sarah De Carvalho

The City of God, Saint Augustine

Reverse Innovation, Indra K. Nooyi

Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder

Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton

 

 

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