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"G" is for Gifts - ABCs of Remarriage |

“G” is for Gifts

Now before you go and tell your spouse that they need to buy you a bunch of presents, I am speaking about the gifts that God has given you. We are all blessed with gifts that God has given us that makes us different from others — our talents, our personalities, our character traits, etc.  Some of us have God given gifts that are apparent to us and then there are those of us who don’t believe that we were blessed with any gifts because our gifts are not so apparent.

Don’t make the mistake of believing that the same God who created this beautiful planet we live on, and the complex human bodies that we have, would be stingy about making you unique and special.  Have a discussion with your spouse about your gifts.  What does your spouse think that your gifts are?  It may be an enlightening conversation.

God blesses us with gifts that He expects us to use for His glory.  This includes using those gifts in our marriages.  We should be eager to utilize any tool that enhances our relationship with our spouse.  Your marriage can benefit in many ways from the application of the gifts that both you and your spouse bring to it.  Think about what you add to your marriage.  Are you a peacekeeper?  Then your marriage should be touched by that peace.  Are you creative?  Then your love can be enhanced by creative ways of showing that love.  Are you a prayer warrior?  Then your marriage should benefit from lots of prayer covering it.  Do you have a good sense of humor?  Then there should be lots of laughter in your home.  As you can see, there are many ways that our individual personalities can be used to benefit our marriages.

Ask God what things He created in you that can be used for His glory in your marriage.  When you get those answers, start using them.

-Loraine Nunley

What gifts do you bring to your marriage? How about your spouse? Share them with us in the comments.


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