Saturday, January 22, 2011
When He's Not Looking
I know it sounds so completely cliche to talk about compromise and putting another's needs before our own, but that is truly the answer. The wonder of it is, if you are both practicing selflessness, then both of your needs are being met and fulfilled. It can actually be fun trying to outdo the other on serving. Sometime it doesn't feel like it is being reciprocated, but that is part of the give and take of being in a relationship. I'm not talking about losing oneself or giving up our individual identity. I'm merely saying that when we encourage the other person to shine, it encourages them to do the same for us. When you have 2 people in a relationship who are feeling important and loved and respected, the relationship can't help but grow stronger.