Like most little girls, our two girls are especially head over heels in love with Frozen, one more than the other. So it’s no surprise that one of my daugther’s Christmas gifts was a Frozen radio/MP3 player combo. As if she wasn’t already doing it, they can now belt out the songs of her choosing. If it’s one thing I’m reminded of constantly (even more now that I have to listen to it several dozen times a day), it’s to simply “let it go“.
So it made me ask myself: What are some things that I needed to let go of in marriage?
We can’t always control what happens, but we can always choose to control our reactions to what happens. When things don’t go our way, or when we have a really screwed up day, it’s easy for that cloud to hang over our heads. Or worse, to take our external frustrations out on our spouse. But it’s up to us to choose not to allow our own thoughts to “ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday”. The more you keep repeating to yourself to let it go, the easier it becomes.
So when it comes to marriage, here are 5 things you need to let go of in marriage today:
Some things are hard to get over. And whoever invented the phrase "forgive and forget" surely didn't know what that meant. Yes we should forgive regularly but that doesn't mean that you don't remember past pains and hurts. However, what it does mean is that once you've decided that you've hashed everything out and are ready to move on, that's exactly what you do: move on and move forward. Continuing to bring up past arguments and hurts only works to escalate an argument and rarely ever does it help the situation.
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