Sharing Space during Corona

In my last blog, I talked about how we need people in our lives. But there’s a flip side – the challenge some of us may be facing, which is: learning to navigate life with those under the same roof. If you are among the millions who are basically staying at home, maybe, just maybe, the other people in your house are starting to get annoying. It’s them, of course. It’s not you.

Either way, it simply means we all could use a little help keeping our family & marriage relationships on healthy footing. I recently read an article that has some helpful insight, reminding all of us that marriage and family relationships don’t come automatically. They take work. The ideas they propose seem pretty good to me; at least they remind me of things I need to be doing: focus on the good; eliminate the negative; show some grace.

Or, as Ogden Nash once put it:

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.

Author:

I’m Jeff Dye. After 16 years on staff at a healthy, outreach-minded church, I currently have a ministry called The Paraklesis Project. In the New Testament, “paraklesis” means encouragement — which is what I seek to bring to churches of all sizes through speaking and consulting.

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