Love is not easily angered


love is not easily angered

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Insignificant habits irritate us supremely in marriage. The she talks, the way he eats. She forgets your favorite spice, he forgets to tuck his shirt in.

1 Cor. 13:5 says: Love is not easily angered.

Dianna and I took a personality test before marriage at the behest of her church. I was angered that I had to take the test. Were they going to tell us we were incompatible and shouldn’t marry?

When the results came in, we were both surprised: You both have above average levels of anger. Honestly, neither Dianna nor I were aware. But as our marriage progressed, we crossed swords often. We had to learn to calm down, to defer anger, to analyze outside of ourselves, to negotiate, to accept each other and stop trying to change each other.

We’ve made it to 24 years, and we’re still devising strategies to get along We’re still working on being less angry.

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20 responses to “Love is not easily angered

  1. I am heartened to hear that your church recommends specific marriage strategies instead of the “blind faith plan”. Congratulations on keeping the faith in your marriage.

  2. I tell couples in premarital counseling, “If you haven’t fought and resolved it. then you don’t know each other very well!” 37 years and we are still able to fight fair. My wife is capable of dealing with me and I with her. All to the good!

  3. Friction is part of any close relationship, even after 45 years, but the Holy Spirit is the best lubricant, and “love covers a multitude of sins.”

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  16. I’ve just tweeted this. There’s so much truth and wisdom here that it needs to be shared.

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