Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Saturday, August 04, 2007

a tip.

challenging sermon from pastor gerald tonight about those things that a truly mature person is capable of doing. i'm trying to straighten some before landon and our house guest, greg, get home from a movie with the youth so i won't go over everything. that maybe a post in the near future, however. i will tell you one tidbit gerald threw out that would be helpful to any of you married folks out there.

he said when he used to counsel couples (when the church was smaller, before we had several pastors on staff) he would talk about the 2-minute rule. he said the things you say in the two minutes before leaving the house and the two minutes after coming home are the most important.

makes very good sense to me. and i think the idea is, if you come home and refuse to speak rude, irritated, condescending words in the first two minutes, you will have pushed past most of those thoughts.

i like it. i'm gonna try it. i don't actually know how i usually respond before leaving landon or when coming home to him. but i'm going to pay more attention, and make sure only (well, mostly..) sweetness and light leaves my lips and lands on his ears in those two minutes, at least.

i know how much i like it when i'm greeted with kisses and smiles.

i'm sure the that goes for him as well.

2 comments:

Scruggs Family said...

Sarah, Thanks for your prayers and encouragement. I will keep you posted. You keep me posted, too. OK? Love Paster Geralds two-minute rule. I am really going to pay more attention to that. Makes total sense. It sets the tone for everything.

no_iffer said...

I love this tip. I love tips like this-concrete ones that give you some actual clue on how to be a better wife, not just some random abstract thing like "Be the best wife you can be." Well, what the pooh does that mean? Because if you leave me to define it, who knows what youll get. I mean cooking one meal a week is pretty impressive if you ask me.