UNFORTUNATELY, no rain which means no puddles which sometimes means angry Whoopee Q…..not so angry this am. We started with a disclaimer, pledge and warmup as Hushpuppy rolled in. I ‘splained that I try to have something interesting to discuss during my Q’s but don’t always succeed. Today, I thought, I had something good to share-Stroganoff (y’all remember him, right?) gave me a devotional book a few months ago and although I am way behind, I have gotten back to reading it lately and 1 devotional really stuck with me-April 15th (that is how far I am behind)-It starts off with this:
“If you ever consider divorce, you will always have to consider divorce.” Let that sink in for a minute then keep reading.
We moseyed to the wall for some stepups and Derkins. While doing stepups we continued the discussion. The devotional talks about being married is like owning a car that you NEVER trade in…….as in N.E.V.E.R. Let that sink in about “just” a car. How would you care for that car? Would you keep it up to date with regular maintenance? Would you even consider looking at other cars? How about looking for a “newer model?” Really no reason for that, right? You have your “lifetime” car already so what is the point? Now consider that we are talking about your “lifetime” wife. Get the “D” word out of your vocabulary and how have you done the past few years with your M? I know I could do better, probably better than I am willing to admit in public for sure. Chew on that for awhile and try to remember it when your M does something that gets on your nerves. The author of the book finishes with a challenge: “Forgive. Whatever it is, forgive. Repeatedly, forgive. Forget about “D word” and make your marriage work!”
Being married and having parents that divorced when I was in my 30’s makes this challenge a gut punch at times if I am being honest, and I LOVE MY M. I can’t imagine what it would be like in a bad marriage. Take the time to make yours work. It’s worth it-you know it is. Re-read the concentrica part of Freed to Lead. Make her your queen.
We did some other exercises and finished with COT. At the end we had some really good discussion about “stuff” and if you were there, you know what I’m talking about.
thanks for the book Strogi-ready for you to get back out here soon.