The day is still fresh in my mind. It was a rainy March 30, 2002, when I said, “I do. I do in sickness and health, till death do us part.” 14 years later, we are still going strong, and I love DadJonz more each day.
If you’re a regular reader or if you checked out my bio, you already know we are a Navy family. That means we move A LOT and that I meet A LOT of families. I’ve witnessed couples walk around angry for days and some even divorce due to disagreements and differences of opinions. Differences of opinions are part of life. We will NOT always agree and that’s OK. And we most definitely will not always agree with our spouse.
As I read The Blessings Of Unity by Richard T. Case, one chapter caught my attention. Chapter 6, How to Handle Disagreements and Differences of Opinion. Mr. Case talks about how it depends on us to be at peace with everyone. To me, this means I am responsible for reaching out to resolve a disagreement. So many times, we say our spouse is at fault, and they should come to us. You know, the blame game. I’m guilty. Are you?
As women, we can fly off the handle because our husband doesn’t do what we ask of him in a timely manner. What timely manner means is something different altogether. I want it done NOW! That’s my timely manner. I say this only because I talk to a lot of wives and we talk about how long it takes for our husbands to complete something we ask. We blow up, and all he does is take longer to do it. Over our 14 years, I’m learning (still in process) just to ask and let it be. DadJonz gets around to it much quicker when I do this. He is usually quicker to want to listen to my reason for being upset. This chapter talks about learning to listen to our spouse and their viewpoints of the disagreement. Yes, this chapter kind of slapped me in the face.
My Personal Opinion of The Blessings Of Unity
Mr. Case provides some great insight and scripture on how we can bring better unity in our marriage. The book has some great teachings and references to help couples understand that disagreements and arguments happen. It’s not a sin to disagree; the sin comes in with the way we react.
I think I would enjoy a presentation of the teachings in The Blessings of Unity. Some of the writing was a bit difficult to follow; as it is a bit dry for me. Mr. Case does an excellent job outlining and providing Biblical references, which I do love.
About The Author Of The Blessings Of Unity
Before his current role in developing retreats and serving this ministry, All for Jesus, Richard Case worked for many years with Fortune 500 companies in management and consulting roles. He holds a BS in Management and Finance from Bradley University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a seminary Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Richard has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars; he has hosted a radio show and is a published author. Richard and his wife, Linda, answered the call from the Lord to Abide in Him through the Spirit. Together, Richard and Linda have started up several churches that remain strong today, and have served as interim pastors of troubled churches, bringing reconciliation and new vision to these situations. Richard and Linda began conducting marriage retreats in 2001. Richard and Linda currently live in Castle Rock, CO.
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