Mistaken Motives


Friend, have you ever had that experience from your marriage where your spouse kind of jumps to conclusions about your motives, and you’re immediately in the dog house when you really didn’t deserve to be there?


You had that experience recently, didn’t you? And it was my fault. You called to say you were running late to pick John up at the school bus stop. I thought just typical of you to just push your schedule, try to do too much, and you couldn’t get there in time.


I can understand that, but in this case I really was following through. Yet sometimes I do the same things to you. We read motives in that aren’t there. That is never healthy for a marriage.


Friend think about that in your own relationship. Make sure you’re not reading motives that aren’t there.


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