Selfish vs. Selfless
- 2012 11 Nov
The large 20 ft. fishing boat stood ominously beside the small home in Arizona. Jeff had dreamed of owning his own boat since he was in high school. The year before he had purchased a new hummer.
As much as Janice would love to be in a position to own this boat and drive the hummer, she was struggling to feed and clothe their three children. The brief discussions they had regarding the purchase of these luxury items usually ended with Jeff storming out. Their income would not support Jeff’s dreamed lifestyle.
Janice was filled with anger and continuously fought with Jeff regarding his spending habits.
Janice and Jeff need to seek God’s truth in their relationship. Until they start living the truth of selfless love, they will experience serious conflict.
(Romans 2:8) But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
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 TheRelationshipDoctor@gmail.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!