Christmas equals Christ but Christmas also has the potential to equal conflict.
In this podcast episode, (yes, finally a new episode!) Eric and I discuss common marital concerns that the Christmas season brings as well as what to do to avoid the strife.
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- Choose oneness over grandma.
Choose oneness over traditions.
Choose oneness over debt.
Choose oneness (kindness and consideration toward your spouse over your to-do list.)
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
2. Set your boundaries with kids, friends, and extended family.
“For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; “and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. Matthew 10:35-37
3. Know your limitations
So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. 1 Timothy 6:8
4. Seek the approval of God not man.
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. John 12:43
5. Choose to live at peace with all men
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Romans 12:18
Live a poured out life for Christ,