Rebecca remembers her first Christmas in Whitehorse:
We—husband, wife, baby—came with everything we owned in the back of a pick-up truck. We brought no furniture and had no money.
Trillia Newbell talks about the temptation to be a self-righteous wife:
After the honeymoon we returned to our home eager to start our new lives together as one. But soon the fairytale ended and real life began. It didn’t look quite like I had imagined. There were no glaring problems. No deep-rooted sin issues. Yet I was extremely aware of my husbands’ shortcomings, and I wasn’t holding back on sharing my thoughts.
Tim on why we are so quick to believe the worst of those who love us the most:
I’ve been married to Aileen for more than fourteen years now. In that time she has been loving and loyal and kind and everything else a husband could desire in a wife. She has borne me three children, supported me through career changes, tolerated my sin, prayed me through difficulty, helped me be a man whose church can call him to be their pastor. And yet in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when she in some way displeases me, I can act as if she has never loved me at all, as if she has only ever treated me with contempt.
This has been making the rounds, but in case you haven’t seen it: Seven Characteristics of an Effective Critic.