2 Aug


I’M CONVINCED THAT, for the most part, we women in America have become pampered to the point of being spoiled rotten.  We have heard hundreds of thousands of messages over the past 40 years that say in various ways, “Stand up for your rights,” “Have it YOUR way,” “Don’t let him run over you,” and on and on.

Almost all advertising, most book promotions, radio and TV programming, and nearly all retail business are aimed at women  Our affluence is feverishly feeding every woman’s obsession with self, and our culture may be promoting and encouraging women to be more self-focused today than at any other time since the days of the Roman Empire (see Psa.119:36).  And has all this self-focus made us happier, more content, more satisfied?  Hardly.

The antidote for selfishness is found in sacrificially serving others.  Sacrifice is the language of romance, and it’s how you build a great marriage.  Having the marriage you once dreamed of is impossible without self-denial.  Remember Philippians 2:4, “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.  “Take your eyes off yourself, and take an appreciative look at your husband.  Take a good, hard, look.  Notice what he does for you and your kids–and than thank him for it.

NOTE:  This article is from the book Family Life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage succeed.

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