In The Scope of Eternity
- 2012 29 Oct
Iris and Paul both had extremely demanding careers. They managed to spend time together despite their varying schedules and soon married.
After a year of marriage, Paul found Iris had an intriguing habit. Iris accumulated piles of different objects all over the house. In the kitchen, there was a pile of papers and recipe books on the buffet; in the living room was a pile of folded clothes to be put away in one corner and things for the dog in the other; in the den was a pile of training materials and in the bedroom, a pile of clothes to be sorted.
One day after a particularly difficult day, Iris stepped into the house, looked around and felt overwhelmed. When Paul arrived home, he found Iris sitting in the middle of the floor sobbing and muttering something about failing as a housekeeper.
Paul sat down on the floor next to Irish, pulled her close, and reassured her that he loved her just the way she was. He said, “In the scope of eternity, what does a mass or two of stuff matter!” This made Iris laugh and gain perspective. She even decided to take care of at least one heap before bed, with Paul’s help of course.
(Romans 5:8) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!