Pebbles (2)

A little pebble in the shoe can cause big annoyance. Many relationships have little irritations. Here is the second blog to give some guidance in dealing with these minor hindrances before they turn major:

5. Be thankful that you have companionship. Some people who don’t have frustrations of being close to someone also don’t have the benefits of relationship.

6. Work through annoyances personally. Journal your thoughts or feelings or talk to an objective third party (friend, counselor or pastor)that honors you and your partner in their processing with you.

7. Know the difference between action and intention. No one wants to have a bad relationship. Your partner has the intention of having a good relationship just as you do. Give the benefit of the doubt even if actions may not show it.

8. Ask God to show you the patience that He has with you.

Questions to Ponder:

  1. How thankful am I of what I do have in the relationship?

    2. Who could I talk to about the frustrations of relationship that would have each person’s best good in mind?

    3. How much have I given my partner the benefit of the doubt?

    4. How is my love being displayed by patience?

    Scripture: Proverbs 25:15 Patient persistence pierces through indifference; gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses