I’m sharing a bit about my anger issues over at JordanHarrell.com as it relates to marriage and making peanut brittle. Here is an excerpt of it. I hope you pop over to her site to read the rest. Thank you, Jordan, for allowing me to be a part of this amazing series, 31 Days of Marriage Guest Series.
Go back in time with me…
We fall in love. We exchange rings symbolizing eternal unity. We say our vows and enter the magnificent covenant relationship of marriage. Bliss!!
For like three minutes… until the bottom falls out and we find ourselves needing to be reminded to love one another.
Why? Because we are a selfish people. At our core, we want what we want and we want it now. Observe any toddler for 2 minutes and you’ll be reminded of this quality in yourself. Anger comes both naturally and easily.
Enter 1 Corinthians 13.
The “Love Chapter” was not written specifically for marriage, but simply about living a life of love. However, I believe it is so often used in the context of marriage because we need to be reminded of how to love in the marital relationship more than any other.
Ironic, isn’t it?
It is no secret that the person we love the most is the person who also has the ability to push our last button. The person who can make us the angriest. Our spouse is who we spend the most time with, share with, sleep with, live with. The reality is that they have more chances than anyone else to make us angry. The odds are not in their favor.