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Friday, December 23, 2011

Kindness Changes Marriage

Gary Chapman, Executive Editor of Home Life magazine, tells the story of a husband who was intently trying to watch a football game on television, when his wife interrupted to have a conversation. He responded harshly with her. His wife left the room only to return in about twenty minutes to bring him a tray with a sandwich, a drink, chips and a cookie. She kissed him on the cheek and said, "I love you." Then, she immediately walked out of the room. The man said, "I was smitten by her kindness. I knew I didn't deserve it." He turned off the television and went to apologize for speaking harshly to her. He asked for her forgiveness. She said, "Honey, I forgive you because I do love you."

Love is often expressed through gifts. Giving cards with words of love is good. A box of chocolates is most often appreciated. However, the gift of kindness is better than both. You can't put it in a box. You can't always feel it by reading a card. It's not reserved for a special occasion. However, it's the gift for the one special person in your life which can be given everyday. It may taste better than candy, and say more than the words printed on a card.

Kindness has the power to change a marriage. It has the ability to save a marriage in trouble. It's source is love. Kindness is given not as a reward. It's always a gift, an unconditional gift. As a matter of fact, it always means much more when it's not given to reward some one's behavior. It never makes a conditional statement such as, "I'll be kind to you, if you will be kind to me." It's source is always unconditional love. "Love . . . is kind" (1 Corinthians 13:4).

Kindness is for everyday. It strengthens the marriage bond with security and sensitivity. It costs nothing as far as money is concerned, but it is far more valuable to a relationship than any amount of money. It's a gift that many do not have to offer, but there is an abundant supply. It comes from God Himself, because "God is love." He can supply our lives with an endless source of love which is kind. Ask and receive freely. Give freely and abundantly to the one you love.

Marry Christmas & Prosperous New Year 2012 to all Well Wishers of Majoy Blog!!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Mojaone u r so kind....
    I wish u a Merry X-Mas & Happy New Year 2012

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