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janeleonardJuly 2, 2014

Both the people tend to spend less time to know each other. With each one being carried away with their own responsibilities and works, this may what that could result at the end to leave them both to become the opposite poles that never meet each other.

herm olsenJune 27, 2014

Wally once again hits the mark. I not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. He is a gracious husband and father. Well done!

MikeJune 27, 2014

Excellent article!

RaNaeJune 27, 2014

Are you saying the wife's decision not to do laundry would have been appropriate as long as she was not upset? It seems a reasonable and natural consequence of the situation described. "When our hearts are wrong, anything we say or do is likely to hurt and offend. When our hearts are right, we will readily find the right thing to say or do." You could also say: "When our hearts are wrong, anything others say or do is likely to hurt and offend. When our hearts are right, we readily accept the efforts of others, despite their imperfection." According to Terry Warner's book "Bonds That Make Us Free", the husband betrayed himself by ignoring the request of his wife. He built a wall between them. I don't know that the wife could have reminded him without him feeling "nagged" because any reminder of his negligence would prick his conscience until he opened his heart to her again. In my opinion, her response allowed him to exercise his agency. Whether her decision was prompted by her own self-betrayal, or a prompting of the Spirit is not something we can judge based on the information given in the story.

Geoff SteurerJune 27, 2014

Thank you, Wally, for once again directing our attention to the real source of healing. I agree that we don't more "clever fighting" in marriage, but softer hearts.



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