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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