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Looking after your marriage during lockdown – Part 5

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you; compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offence. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Colossians 3:12-14 MSG

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We touched on kindness a couple of weeks ago but it’s worth looking at it again as it’s the super power in our marriage. 

Kindness can outweigh everything.  Every morning my husband makes me a cup of tea.  He isn’t making himself one as he’s about to go for a run.  He knows that I won’t really function until I have had a cup of tea but he also knows that I could make it myself and chooses to make it for me anyway.  That small kind gesture starts the day letting me know he cares about me.  

Kindness is also in what we say to each other and it’s SO hard in this season when we’re constantly in close proximity to one another.  Maybe one of us has a very annoying habit that is driving us a little bid mad!  But kindness is a choice and it changes the atmosphere.  

Prayer (as a couple)

Think of some areas where perhaps you could be kinder to each other and pray about those.  

Prayer (for another couple)

Pray for another couple that you’ve observed aren’t too kind to each other

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We LOVE this blog on the Toucan website about coping with your partners annoying habits!