Moving Past Offenses in Marriage

Sooner or later ... okay, sooner ... it's going to happen. You.re with your husband/wife and someone (not you, right?) gives offense. A comment, a glance, an action ... they come in all shapes and sizes but, regardless, no marriage gets a pass when it comes to offenses. It's what you do with those offenses that determines the nature of your marriage, going forward.

They're coming, for sure, so, what are you going to do with them? What are you doing with the offenses in your relationship?

There's nothing easier to hang on to, is there?

Too often, we're unwilling to offer our spouse the grace that God, through Jesus Christ, so freely offers us. Too often, spouses work hard to refresh their memories of past offenses when a bad memory is really what is needed – a bad memory like God exhibits, following our repentance: "As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us" (Psalm 103:12) and in Hebrews 8:12, "...their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more."

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