10 Jan


Over the years, we have learned that selfish people don’t last long in relationships.  Since we want our union to last, we have found that we need to be authentic, to be real, and to admit when we’re wrong.  Being real simply means admitting the truth, embracing it, and living by it.  It means doing away with false fronts and silly masks.

In addition, we have come to realize that we are not very good listeners.  Yet how can a couple be real if neither mate asks a question or listens carefully to the answer?  How can a spouse feel valued if there is no genuine communication taking place?

The world cries out for people who live in real families, who represent a God who has given them something real—something better than the airbrushed images of Better Homes and Gardens.

How do you deal with household chaos?  Do you put on a happy face and quote verses of Scripture, or do you deal with life in a real way, depending on God for real help?  Pray that your family members will learn and grow as they move toward God’s ideal for them, and they will be real with one another.

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

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