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The Subtle Faces of Pride in Marriage

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Our most dangerous problem in marriage we may not even see.  Pride is the underlying cause of all marriage problems — big and small.  Its easy to see our spouse’s shortcomings and be blind to our own.

One test of spiritual pride is how little mercy we show our spouse.  Pride devalues our marriage and makes us feel entitled to more.  Pride is the equivalent of despising God and His Word.

To defeat pride:
1.  We must humble ourselves before God and our spouse.
2.  We need to ask God to show us the true condition of our heart.
3.  We need to ask Christ to empty our heart of all but love.

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…He humbled Himself.” Philippians 2:5, 8

Remember, marriage is for better for worse for keeps.


About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

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Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

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