Do you and your spouse or significant other sometimes have disagreements about your choices of ideal temperatures inside your home ?
Cooler weather has arrived in Newfoundland, and that means my husband and I need to make some serious compromises concerning our thermostat settings, since I am generally too warm, and he is too cold. The other day he had the heat turned up so high that I struggled to breathe, and we knew it was time to have a I Corinthians 13:4 discussion.
This has been the verse guiding our marriage of 45 years. Paul reminds us : ‘ Love is patient and kind…love does not insist on its own way…’
We have made some compromises. In some areas of the house, he will wear a warm sweater, while I wear summer clothes. In his T.V. watching room, he can turn up the heat as high as he likes; I rarely enter that room. We long ago accepted the fact that he watches television, while I don’t.
And thankfully, in my prayer and blogging alcove, I can keep the heat turned off and the window open.
Let us give thanks to God for the privilege of being to control our environment through heating or air conditioning. Let us also pray for all couples, and relationships. Thousands of loving compromises are necessary on the part of both partners in order to maintain healthy and rewarding relationships.