If I have strong religious
beliefs, I may find at times that such beliefs seem to ask me to sacrifice or give up
something important in our relationship.
if Im unhappy in our marriage, but my SO seems to be trying hard to be a good
partner, my religion may strongly suggest that I have no choice but to stick with it, to
sacrifice, to put my partners happiness above my own. Such beliefs may even give me
some comfort, yet there are many days when I find my unhappiness welling up again and
a saying that "first, God made man in His image, then man tried to make God in
mans image". As perfect as God is, religion has shown through the ages to be
very imperfect, continually in refinement. For instance, Galileo was excommunicated for
proposing scientific ideas that are well-accepted today by Christianity.
the real truth behind "sacrifice" isnt to give up something of value to
us, but to give up those things that have less value, to make room for things of more
value? If I "sacrifice" my despair that things will never improve, for instance,
maybe that can make room for renewed hope and commitment to find answers than can make
Just for Today
Today, if my religious beliefs seem to keep me stuck in
unhappiness in our relationship, Ill begin a process of earnest questioning that can
help me see those beliefs in a new and more helpful light.
I not only use all the brains that I have,
but all that I can borrow. - Woodrow Wilson
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