Monthly Archives: March 2013

Imitators of Christ

This is from Rick Thomas’s site* where a member asked, “My husband and I do not get along well. What do you think may be the problem? How can we fix our marriage?”  His answer was focused on Christ!  He asked 6 questions to the member about being an imitator of Christ.  They are some of the same points I have been trying to make in the comments section on some of my posts.  Mr. Thomas is a much better writer than I.  So here they are:  

  1. Christ is for us (Romans 8:31). Are you for your spouse?
  2. Christ forgives us (1 John 1:9). Are you holding on to any grudges or past hurts as it pertains to your spouse?
  3. Christ is our friend (John 15:15). Are you a genuine friend to your spouse–do you authentically like him/her?
  4. Christ gives us grace (Ephesians 2:8-9). Do you have unconditional love toward your spouse?
  5. Christ loves us while we sin (Romans 5:8). Do you love your spouse in spite of his/her imperfections?
  6. Christ has compassion on the hurting (John 11:35). Are you compassionate toward your spouse’s weaknesses?
*Please be aware that Mr. Thomas does not leave his articles up long for non-members to read. If you are reading this well after the date of posting, the link might not take you to the article.