When we are angry or hurt

Psalm 25:4 

Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk.

No long-term marriage is made easily, and there have been times when I’ve been so angry or so hurt that I thought my love would never recover. And then, in the midst of near despair, something has happened beneath the surface. A bright little flashing fish of hope has flicked silver fins and the water is bright and suddenly I am returned to a state of love again — till next time. I’ve learned that there will always be a next time, and that I will submerge in darkness and misery, but that I won’t stay submerged. And each time something has been learned under the waters; something has been gained; and a new kind of love has grown. The best I can ask for is that this love, which has been built on countless failures, will continue to grow. I can say no more than that this is mystery, and gift, and that somehow or other, through grace, our failures can be redeemed and blessed. – Madeleine L’Engle

There are times when one or both spouses feel hurt and disappointed in every marriage. What matters is how we respond in such times.  Don’t allow your disappointments to influence your marriage, but rather choose to forgive and grow beyond your hurts.

A HAPPY MARRIAGE

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