Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thanks so much for stopping in! I really appreciate it! I am currently taking a Preparation for Eternal Marriage class at BYU-Idaho. As a final project, I am required to compile articles on marriage, notes on things we've discussed in class, and my own thoughts. I've decided to put it in a blog so that I can get the comments by people who have actually had experience in this area. I would really appreciate comments from you guys. What you agree with, what you don't, what you have found works for you, absolutely anything!
Our "text book" for this class is a book called "One Flesh One Heart" by Dr. Carlfred Broderick. In our reading last night, I found a quote that really struck home with me: "Love is so fundamental a gospel principle that it is almost embarrassing to mention it. It is the single identifying quality of those who love the Lord and serve him- they love one another. (John 13:35.) My only contribution is to point out that this rule applies to the members of Christ's church even if they happen to be married to each other."
In this chapter it talked about controlling your anger. This is becoming a bigger and bigger problem in today's society because it is becoming so easy to justify it. "I'm Irish/ I have red hair/ I was provoked." There are thousands of ways to justify it, but does that make it right? It has been proven those that squash their anger instead of venting it are angry less. But everybody gets angry at times. So how do you handle it? What do you do when your spouse does those little things that bother you? How do you keep from exploding on your spouse without venting to your friends? Any advise?