Is Unconditional Acceptance Realistic?

Generally, when people talk about love and marriage one of the deeper concepts they address is that of unconditional acceptance — that a husband or wife should accept one another regardless. Generally, this is seen as a deep kind of love, supposedly reflective of the love that God has for us.

But there is a deeper love that brings a greater level of satisfaction in marriage.

To discover this love, take a listen to this podcast on Finding Satisfaction in Marriage.

Improving Your Marriage — It’s up to you, man

One Sunday night, the preacher asked for testimonies and prayer requests. One woman stood up and said, “Sister and brothers, please pray for me. This has been a very trying week. That old devil is doing everything in his power to make me miserable. Pray for me that I’ll survive!”

As she sat down, her husband, who had been listening uneasily to her speak, stood up and said, “Brothers and sisters, I want you to know, she’s not the easiest woman to get along with either!”

While you or I may be characterized in that story, Jesus never would be. The Scripture says, of Jesus…

“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope.” — Matthew 12:18-21 (NIV)

This message speaks of Jesus’ nature described in this passage and encourages us — especially husbands — to behave in like manner.