Friday, October 29, 2010
There’s a great word in the English language, it’s called “compromise.” Anyone who deals with others on a regular basis needs to learn this word; because to get along with others requires giving up what you want once in a while.
Let’s take movies for example. One of the reasons that married couples go out to the movies so rarely is that they can’t agree on what to see. She wants to see a love story, while he wants an action movie. Occasionally they agree on a comedy, but it doesn’t usually work out that way.
Day 14 – Okay, since we each want to see something different, it’s time for a compromise; let’s see both. Make an agreement with each other to sit through the type of movie that the other one wants to see. Not only sit through it, but try to understand and enjoy it as well. That way, you both get what you want, and you get to be together as well.
I know, it may be a little hard for you to sit through some mushy chick flick that your wife wants to see; but look at it this way, how hard is it going to be for her to sit through all that blood and guts?
Personally, I prefer doing my movie nights at home. Not only is it cheaper, but you can have your choice of snacks, and can pause the movie when it’s time to go to the bathroom. We have a video projector (for my ministry) so we can even go “big screen” in our living room.