It’s Friday and the prompt for Five Minute Friday is: AGREE. We write for five minutes on the prompt that Kate Motaung gives. Sometimes I go over the time limit but I try to stay within five minutes.
Marriage provides the opportunity for personal growth, for learning how to work through disagreements. My husband and I agree on many things, but at times we have disagreements.
We have learned about the importance of listening to each other. We have come to appreciate our different perspectives. We are both being refined.
Here is a simple illustration. My technique for chopping walnuts has been to place the walnuts in a plastic bag and pound them with a rolling pin. Since my husband is now retired he is in the kitchen more often and was upset by the pounding.
“What are you doing?” he asked.
“I’m chopping walnuts.”
“Why are you doing it like that?”
“I have always done it like this. My mother chopped nuts like this.”
“The noise hurts my ears.”
“I’ll try to do it while you’re not around.”
Not long after my husband came home with a nut chopper—a glass jar with a plunger that has sharp blades. My immediate reaction was that I didn’t need it. But I have tried it out and I like it. I now chop walnuts with this nice device.
// My women’s Bible study is studying the book of Romans. We are now on chapter twelve and it includes wise instruction on relationships.
Live in harmony with one another. Romans 12:16