Monday, February 18, 2013

Marriage: Forgive

Last week I discussed Respect in a marriage & this week I will discuss Forgiving in a marriage.

I think forgiveness is a touchy subject & in a marriage it can be even harder because that's the person you see every day. You may have to look at them each & every day & forgive them for something they have done.

But also remember - your husband may be doing the same thing.

Forgiveness is a battle, an ongoing battle. I wrote an entire post over forgiveness but not specifically in a marriage.


A challenge again this week for the wives.

At our wedding our pastor read this challenge specifically to me.

Forgive - in marriage there are times where you will need to forgive. Forgiveness is an important tool in marriage. God calls us to forgive one another. There will be moments in your marriage where you will need to forgive Chris. When we forgive one another its a letting go and not bringing it up, many times that is so hard to do. Strive to make forgiveness happen in your marriage.

Forgive the small things, forgive the big things. Remember God forgives you OVER and OVER for the things you repeat. Your spouse is bound to repeat his mistakes. But be Love as God shows love & compassion to you.

Maybe the spark of repeated forgiveness will start to reflect in your husband.

Ephesians 4:32 -- Be kind & compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Your challenge this week -- strive to forgive, forgive & forgive. God will give you the strength to.


  1. Thanks for the reminder that forgiveness is not a one-time event. It's hard to remember that forgiveness must be repeated, over and over.

  2. Yes! It's a never ending process. And you have to decide to forgive and stick with it.