God placed us in a tight space and called it “a home” and gave us people to bump into and called them “family.” I think it was part of His design to help us learn to love other people as we bump into each other in ways that reveal how much we love ourselves and want our own way. It is in this “family space” that we have the most opportunities to grow love. Isn’t it sometimes also the hardest place?
This year my hubby Don and I are celebrating fifty years of living in our tight little space called “family.” Our kids left to make their own spaces over twenty years ago. Don and I still bump into each other daily, and we still are learning how to love and prefer each other daily.
If you live with someone, may I suggest 3 ways to make the bumping smoother and even more fun along the way. Here is Bumping Bullet # 1 — I’ll share more later.
Bumping Bullet #1. Be someone your partner can trust.
God often reminds me of this Bible verse: Her husband can safely trust her & she will greatly enrich his life.” from Proverbs 31.
When you are with other people, can your partner trust you to build him/her up or do you tend to tear him/her down? Do you choose the relationship over being right, what is best for the relationship, or what is best for yourself?
How do you enrich your partner’s life each day in ways that he/she enjoys?