Today’s Scripture: Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; RomansĀ 12:10

The Women’s Dictionary:

“Fine”-the word used at the end of an argument meaning you should stop talking now. Men, never use this word to describe how she looks because that will initiate the very argument you are trying to avoid.

“Thanks a lot”-used normally, means just what it says, if used with a sarcastic tone, this means you just blew it big time.

“Nothing”-“nothing” really means something and you should be on your toes as well as your best behavior.

The Men’s Dictionary:

“Can I help with dinner?”-means I’m starving, and I can’t wait any longer for you to get it on the table.

“Honey, we are going to be late”-translates to…please drive the 50mph speed limit instead of inching along at 25mph.

“We don’t need material things to prove our love for each other.”-actually refers to the fact that he completely forgot your anniversary.

Marriage is not easy. It can be a wonderful thing if you give it your best effort, but if you expect it to be all about you, you are in for a rude awakening. God did not create any relationship to benefit one person and not the other. Often, exhibiting patience and understanding can help diffuse potentially difficult situations. Preferring the spouse, friend, or family member you are with above yourself will not only please the Lord but will also improve your time together. Choose today to put others above yourself. Look for ways to bless them, and God will in turn bless you – no dictionary necessary.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.