In this You Tube Video, author, speaker, wife, and mother, Sheila Wray Gregoire addresses the issue of whether or not you are being true to yourself if you change to make your marriage better? After all, aren’t we just supposed to go with our “natural” feelings?
Sheila Wray Gregoire on the Issue of Changing Yourself
Sheila talks about something she brought up in one of her blogs on her web site, “To Love, Honor, and Vacuum.” She challenged women to stop looking at what their spouse was doing wrong. Instead, Gregoire encouraged them to focus on what they could do to improve the marriage. A lot of women questioned her on that issue. They didn’t think that encouraged them to be “true to themselves.” And they believe that is wrong.
Sheila deconstructs that argument because as she said, “I don’t think that makes a lot of sense.” We encourage you to watch, listen, and learn from that, which Sheila shares here. She makes a lot of sense! These are points we would make if that argument was posed to us.
Also, here are two closing thoughts that are related to the points Sheila Gregoire makes.
Please prayerfully consider the following:
“Sometimes we avoid change, thinking that the pain of correcting behavior is going to be so great that we settle for discomfort that we already know. So often, nothing changes until the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing. But don’t put off change if you’ve been making mistakes. It might be painful but preserving your marriage and taking it to a better place, is well worth the pain and effort! (Jim Burns)
“Everyone needs to change, because God wants every person to keep growing to become more like Him as long as they live. Since God is in the business of changing people, there’s always hope for change. You and your spouse can change, no matter how tough the struggles you face. Being married creates the perfect opportunity for change because it helps you see how much you need to grow as a person.” (Stormie Omartian)
Whether you agree or disagree, we encourage you to share your thoughts below. It makes for a great discussion platform!
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