Anyway, in the current magazine issue I found this article particularly challenging. The author, Jonalyn Grace Fincher, talks about the issue of Love and Respect - two words that are commonly used with the idea of Christian marriage. She writes about how the two aren't really gender specific.
A couple quotes I liked:
- "Despite my womanhood, I am not a naturally loving person. I act with impatience, stonewalled silence, and selfishness just as quickly as a man...."
- "I have to get to know him, not what I think he should want, but what he truly wants."
- "I discovered that I could respect my husband beautifully but fail to love him completely."
- "Loving him means I unlock my opinions to him. I discover what I uniquely bring to our relationship."