Thanks for the article. I have found this principle so helpful in my own marriage. Catching my spouse doing something good and commenting on it is helpful... especially if things are a bit tense in our relationship. Even more so when I compliment my spouse in front of others. And best of all is when I kneel with my spouse and compliment the good I find in my spouse to Heavenly Father. This goes even further in helping our relationship. And ALL of us need this sort of "confessed" love in our lives to know our love is sincere. It is music not only to our ears but our souls.
If someone is hard for me to love that is a reflection of the condition of my heart. We are commanded to love everyone, even as Christ loves every single one of our Father's children. So is some one is "hard to love" I need to look at my own "hardness of heart". Am I demanding perfection from someone else before I will love? Am I judging I righteously? Am I breaking the 1st commandment and expecting someone serve my purposes the way I want them served before I will love? Where is my compassion? Where is my understanding? I know it is possible to love everyone because God has provided the way by loving me first.
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