In times of trouble, we can be suspicious of the things our spouse says to us.
If our actions don’t show love, words of love will only clang in our hearts.
We laughed about going to the hardware store to look for “quarter-inch putty” in hopes of filling the gap we’d left between the molding trim and the ceiling!
But after seven years and three more children, our cute little three-bedroom house was approaching the population density of Hong Kong.
And that the only perfect place we’ll ever live will be our last move, when we go to live with Him forever in heaven. PRAY Until you get to heaven, pray that you two can be satisfied with what God gives you, and never more in love with anything than you are with Him.
Similarly, loving well adds muscle to our faith (see verse 2).
No matter how much we love our spouse, loving well is too hard for us.
That is why our relationship with Christ and the infilling of the Holy Spirit are so crucial.
But after a good six months of remodeling, that house ended up being just fine for our little family of four.
I remember my dad coming to visit us there on Ashley’s second birthday to help me put up some molding in her bedroom.