Don’t assume the worst–Extend grace

Refuse to assume the worst...H. Norman Wright

“As Christians we’re called to give our spouse the benefit of the doubt, to cut him or her some slack—that is, we’re to extend grace.

You can start doing this by simply refusing to assume the worst when your spouse does something out of the ordinary.

When that happens, don’t assume he or she has ulterior motives or is angry or upset with you. Instead, start with the assumption of good intentions.

– H. Norman Wright
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3 thoughts on “Don’t assume the worst–Extend grace

  1. Ceil

    Hi Lisa! This is me to a ‘T’. My husband often asks me “Why do you think I would do something to intentionally hurt you?” And I would never think that if I wasn’t upset.
    Learning how to shut down those negative emotions so I can see clearly is a life-long mission for me. The assumption of good intentions is a great way to start.
    Sunday Blessings,

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      This spoke to me, too, Ceil, because it’s something I’ve tried to be more intentional about: assume the best. But it doesn’t come easily to me when I’m upset either! But as long as we’re growing in the right direction, all is well, right? 🙂

  2. Beverley

    In a perfect world i get why that statement could be true, but for me i wish i had shot first and asked questions later, would have saved a whole lot of problems in the long run.

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