Unpacking The Emotional Freezer

Well, you came in the other night and said, “I am starving. I’ve gotta eat right away.”

And I said, “I didn’t want to take time to go to the grocery store.” You said, “Well, there’s nothing in the whole house.” I said, “There’s gotta be something.” Sure enough in the freezer, I found a chicken pot pie…homemade. Perfect, just what I was looking for!

Yeah, and I felt bad, because I had just shut you down. Being kind of negative, and I really had something that could have blessed you in that moment.

Well, and I think we do that kind of relationally as well.

We do. Sometimes we withhold just a tender touch, or the right word of encouragement. When we could offer that easily.

Well, friend, think about that. What do you have stashed away in your emotional freezer that might benefit your spouse? An encouraging word? A kind thought that you could pass along?

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