Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Subtle Faces of Pride in marriage

Our most dangerous problem in marriage we may not even see. Pride is the underlying cause of all marriage problems -- big and small. Its easy to see our spouse's shortcomings and be blind to our own.

One test of spiritual pride is how little mercy we show our spouse. Pride devalues our marriage and makes us feel entitled to more. Pride is the equivalent of despising God and His Word.

To defeat pride:
1. We must humble ourselves before God and our spouse.
2. We need to ask God to show us the true condition of our heart.
3. We need to ask Christ to empty our heart of all but love.

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus...He humbled Himself." Philippians 2:5, 8

From Marriage Minutes
Bob and Cheryl Moeller
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rodney Holmstrom, CR FBC NW Arkansas
Ministry Leader
State Representative NW Arkansas

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