Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Empty Your Shoe

"In marriage, the little offenses creep in and steal your joy if you don’t learn to overlook them (Prov 19:11). Like small rocks in your shoe, they begin bruising your heal and causing greater pain if they’re not removed. Your marriage is your ministry and you have a purpose beyond your immediate happiness. There are mountains to climb, and you must climb them side by side! How can you climb mountains together if you’re both agonizing about tiny pebbles in your shoes? Empty your shoe, get rid of the pebbles, and get on with life. " 
—Ryan Frederick, Fierce Marriage [read the whole post here] 
Amen and amen. This is such a good reminder that Satan will use whatever he can—including those tiny little things that shouldn't even matter—to try and ruin our marriage. He will do whatever he can to tear us apart. He will make anything and everything seem like a big deal if it will bring disunity and disharmony.

I think this is going to be our new code phrase for when we're feeling those little annoyances and frustrations. "Can you give me a minute? I need to empty my shoe." or "Hey babe, do you need to empty your shoe?"

Because we can't climb those mountains with a shoe-full of pebbles!

//photo via Availeth Photography


  1. You are a wise young woman (wife). May God Bless you and Brian as you empty your shoes while climbing the road of life. Love, Nana

  2. Sort of like, "Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom." S of S 2:15 This is our analogy...that we need to catch the little foxes that like to ruin the vineyard!


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