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Who I amReside in St. Louis Missouri currently, Lived in California & Colorado.Husband.Father.Pastor.Football Enthusiast.Teacher.Learner.Dreamer.Reader.Friend. [thoughts & comments blogged here are my reflections living life trusting Jesus as God]

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Marriage & Family---Post 1000

I love my wife.  I love my marriage.  I love working, nurturing & fighting to keep it all healthy and in a Jesus honoring place!

This past weekend was so fun doing all of those things.

Friday I took Kim out for a surprise breakfast on the beach.  The place has a gorgeous view and the food is really decent too!  
After breakfast we picked up our packets for our COLOR RUN the next day and then I took her shopping to get her something she's been wanting for a long time.  
The whole day was full of talking, sharing, dreaming, flirting and following up on some deeper conversations that have been ongoing for a few months now.  It was enriching & ver fulfilling for me as I had my wife's undivided attention and we were able to talk intently about a lot of things that were critical for us.

Saturday we woke everyone up early and participated in a 5k Color Run,  This event was so enjoyable for all of us.  It was something Kim really wanted to do the year before but we missed the registration deadline.  Our boys enjoyed it, I enjoyed and my wife was smiling the whole time!

I've realized something about myself and marriage, perspective is everything and agenda's are destructive.  If I have an agenda about something in my marriage than it is ME centered.  When things are ME centered I'm coming from a selfish angle.  But when my perspective is on caring for Kim and the boys I found myself more relaxed, less impatient and trying to serve them so they feel cared for.  

If you are a husband serve your wife by dying daily to your own ego & pride.  If you are a father help model for your sons what it means to be able to lead a family with humility & service.  If you have daughters help them see the type of man that allows a woman to thrive and live with freedom to be herself.

"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."

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