Domestic Support
1stPeter3Living - April Study

A Healthy Give-and-Take

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I want to share a quick thought before we leave the domestic support area of our study. A few weeks ago I was visiting with a couple of friends from my Bible study group. The discussion had rolled around to the responsibilities we share or don't share with our spouse.

One of the gals made a very wise comment about sharing marriage responsibilities. It is very simple: Sharing the responsibilities in marriage should be a healthy give-and-take.

Here is the key. It may not always be fair. One partner may do more than the other but it is their choice. A healthy give-and-take is what makes all relationships thrive.

What is healthy? I think it is when both spouses truly consider what they can do to make life easier for the other. I have seen this modeled and it is a beautiful thing.

Talk to your spouse. Press for a healthy give-and-take. When both of you remove laziness, entitlements and selfishness, you have found the key to happiness and contentment in a life-long marriage.


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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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