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Walking in an Attitude of Gratitude


It’s a hard season to be grateful in, isn’t it? Many spouses have spent this entire year on edge, emotionally drained, and just kind of mentally exhausted. If we’re not careful in our marriages, it gets really easy to begin to focus on all that is wrong, instead of recognizing all that is good and right.

It’s important to remember that gratefulness is a choice. It’s not our nature to look for the good and to be grateful. In order to walk with an attitude of gratitude in our marriage, we must intentionally…

· Stop- Stop and think, “What am I grateful for?”

· Look- Look around. Stay present. “What around me is good, right in this moment?”

· Go- Move forward keeping an eternal focus. “In light of eternity, how big is this problem, really?”

Quotes from the episode

“Gracefulness keeps us from focusing on our spouse’s flaws”

“When we focus on our problems, it makes being grateful hard”

“Ultimately, what we want for the people we love is for them to be whole and free.”

“Being grateful doesn’t diminish our problems, it just gives them proper perspective.”

"So it is not happiness that makes us grateful. It's gratefulness that makes us happy" - David Steindl-Rast



Verses:

1 Peter 4:8

1 Thessalonians 5:8

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