What do you desire most?

February 27th, 2019

What do you desire most?

You and I are creatures of desire. We do not live by biological, animal-like instinct. God designed us with the capacity to desire. It is good and right to desire, seek, and want. There would be something wrong with you if you did not.

But you must be aware of your desires and how they shape your life. There is nothing you ever choose, do, or say that is not first the product of desire.

Remember this biblical principle: whatever desire rules your heart will ultimately control your words and behavior.

Desire forms your moments of greatest joy and darkest grief. Desire makes you envious of one person while being glad you’re not another. Desire keeps you awake at night or puts you soundly to sleep.

Desire makes you expectant and hopeful in one moment and demanding and complaining in the next. Desire sometimes makes you susceptible to temptation and at other times is the thing that defends you against it. Desire can make you the best of friends or cause you to drive people away.

Desire can cause you to lovingly edit your vocabulary or allow you to let it rip with little regard for the damage your words will do. Desire will make you willing to give or cause you to hoard everything you have.

Whatever desire rules your heart will control your words and behavior.

You cannot allow yourself to think that the war for godliness is merely a war of behavior. If you fight the battle of behavior on its own, the battle will not be won. You must be willing to fight the spiritual fight at the place where your behavior is formed – in the desires of the heart. (See James 4:1-4 and 1 Peter 2:11).

How are you doing in your battle with desire? I don’t know about you, but it’s tempting for me to say that I desire God alone, when in fact at the street level, my life is shaped by the anxious pursuit of other things.

Could you say, like Asaph in Psalm 73:25,

“Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.”

Does this sound ethereal and impractically super-spiritual? Does it feel like a moral impossibility?

Don’t be discouraged. Though it may appear as if Asaph has conquered his spiritual battle with desire, the entire Psalm is a war between anxious and selfish desire (see v. 3, 21-22, etc.) and a desire for the things of God.

Psalm 73 is an invitation for us to be honest with Asaph about the desires of our heart. Will you be honest and humble today? Will you cry out for help once more and seek God’s rescue and power?

There are times when Jesus is our priceless treasure, but there are other times when we would rather have other things than him. This means we cannot quit seeking his help until the day when we can say with complete singleness of heart,

“Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

God bless

Reflection Questions
1. Respond honestly: “If only I could have _____, then my life would be _____?”

2. What did you fill in the blanks with, and why? What does that tell you about the current desires of your heart?

3. How has God redeemed the desires of your heart in the past and used them for his good and holy purposes?

4. Where are you struggling right now with selfish desire, and how can you ask God to redeem these desires for his Kingdom?

5. What mundane, daily steps do you need to take in order to get to a place where you can say, “There is nothing on earth that I desire besides you?”

The Gift Is The Giver

December 12th, 2018

I love the gift element of the Christmas season.

I love when my family updates their wish list so I can see what they want to receive this year. I love shopping up and down the aisles in search of that perfect gift. I love taking it off the shelf, paying for it, bringing it home and wrapping it.

I look forward with anticipation to their reaction when they receive it on Christmas. It brings me joy to know that my efforts will fill a need in their life or provide them with delight.

Yes – I’m slightly gift crazy!

There’s nothing wrong with the gift aspect of Christmas. In fact, the true meaning of Christmas is all about a gift. It’s the most amazing, incredible, unthinkable, counterintuitive, life-altering gift that could ever be given.

It’s a gift unlike any gift that humanity has ever given or received.

Think about the gifts we exchange: a toy, a useful household item, a ticket to a concert, a voucher to a restaurant. We use it, it serves some purpose, it brings some pleasure, but eventually it runs out or breaks.

The ultimate Christmas gift was not like any of those gifts. At the first Christmas, something radical happened: The Gift was the Giver.

God knew that our need as sinners was so profound and that our pain and suffering in this fallen world was so deep and inescapable, that the only thing he could give us was himself.

The only gift that could save us was not a toy or a tool or a service or a voucher. It had to be God himself.

Could you imagine gifting yourself to someone this year? It wouldn’t make any sense! But Christmas is about God gifting himself to us.

The Gift is the Giver.

Jesus gave himself because he was the only one that could solve our eternal problem. He came as the gift that would live the life that we could never live, die the death that we should have died, and rise again conquering sin and death so that we could have life – both everlasting life and abundant life, right here, right now.

This Christmas, you can be a little gift crazy. Get excited about opening your presents. Delight in giving others their gifts. Have fun using what you receive.

But don’t forget the true meaning of Christmas gifts. And remind those whom you love about what gift giving symbolizes.

Christmas is all about a gift, and the Gift is the Giver.

God bless

Paul David Tripp

Christmas Action Steps
Here are two ways that you can celebrate and share that the Gift is the Giver:

Make this Christmas in your home more about the spiritual than the material. Of course, you can give gifts and enjoy material things, but talk about the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus at every opportunity.
Make a list of the people in your life who don’t yet know the Lord – neighbors, co-workers, the person who serves you regularly at the grocery store or dry cleaners, etc. Surprise them a Christmas gift this year and see what doors open up to talk to them about life and Jesus.

Under Christmas Attack

November 28th, 2018

Under Christmas Attack
You and your family are under attack. You probably won’t feel the siege—it’s subtle, seductive, and attractive—and that’s why this attack is infinitely more dangerous.

What in the world am I talking about?

Look at the calendar. The Advent season commences in just a few days. It should be a glorious time of remembering God’s response to his lost and rebellious image-bearers. That response wasn’t to condemn but to give the ultimate gift of grace: the gift of himself.

But instead of a peaceful season of worship and celebration, Advent has devolved into a spiritual war.

A False Christmas Story
The “Christmas Story” which the surrounding culture celebrates puts us at the center, the place for God and God alone. It looks to creation for fulfillment rather than worship of the Creator. It makes physical pleasure our primary need rather than the rescuing intervention of the Redeemer. It’s dominated by the comforts of the moment rather than eternal priorities.

In every way, the story you will hear over and over again during this season is dangerously wrong when it comes to who we are and what we need. It encourages us to find comfort where comfort can’t be found and to place our hope in things that will never deliver.

To be clear, I have no problem with beautiful decorations, family feasting, or giving gifts. The Christmas season can be a time when families gather again, renew relationships, and express love for one another.

But I’m concerned that we’re listening to a false Christmas story instead of remembering the true Advent narrative—a story that defines our beliefs about who we are, what we need, and what our lives are about.

The True Advent Narrative
Unlike that false Christmas story, the true Advent narrative is humbling and unattractive. It’s a sad story about a world terribly broken by sin, populated by self-centered rebels who are willing participants in their own destruction. It’s about beings created to live for God who in every way live for themselves.

This story is about the dethroning of the Creator and the enthroning of his creation. It’s about conditions so desperate that God did the unthinkable, sending his Son to be the sacrificial Lamb of redemption. And why did Jesus come? Because we were so lost, so enslaved, and so self-deceived that there was simply no other way.

Until we hear and understand the bad news, the good news won’t be attractive to us. The news that Jesus came on a glorious mission of grace to live, die, and rise in our place is only worth celebrating when you understand it’s our only hope.

Fight For Your Heart
The war for Advent isn’t about whether we should sing silly seasonal tunes versus gospel carols, or have worship times versus big family feasts. You can do both. Rather, this war is about what story of identity, need, meaning, and purpose we will believe and give our hearts to pursue.

Life really is a battle of stories, and the battle rages most fiercely when the true story is meant to be told most loudly.

So enjoy the gifts, the decorations, and the delicacies, but start defending your heart and your family by telling the true Advent narrative.

Before you begin to get distracted by all the traditions of holiday fun, take up the battle for your soul.

God bless

Paul David Tripp

Advent Action Steps

Instead of Reflection Questions today, I want to provide you with 4 action steps to help you focus on the true Advent narrative:

Start Early. Don’t wait until Christmas Day. You can’t start early enough or tell the true narrative often enough since the false story is everywhere to be heard.

Don’t Ignore The Bad News. Good news isn’t good unless it’s prefaced with bad news, and redemption becomes beautiful when we understand the depth of our need.

Find The Flaws. Enjoy the traditions, make new memories, and have a good time, but take opportunities to point out how and why the false Christmas story you will hear again and again isn’t true.

Celebrate Jesus As The Gift. Express love by giving gifts and enjoy receiving items on your own wish list, but remind yourself and others that creation can’t satisfy us and that our only hope is found in one Gift—the person, presence, work, and grace of Jesus.

Are You Sure You Want To Pray This?

November 14th, 2018

I don’t think you could pray more dangerous words than these three: “Thy Kingdom Come.”

If we truly understood what we were saying, we would probably pause before inviting such upheaval through our door. This often overused and underestimated petition can only be answered by turning our lives upside down and inside out.

Let’s be honest. We don’t always greet God’s kingdom with delight. We want certain things in life, and we not only want them, but we know how, when, and where we want them.

I want my wife to be a joyful and committed supporter of my dreams. My children are now grown, but I still want them (and their spouses and their children) to appreciate the fact that they have been blessed with me!

I want my schedule to be unobstructed and predictable. I want my peers and neighbors to hold me in high esteem. I want the ministry initiatives I direct to be well received and successful.

I want the pleasures and entertainment I prefer to be available on-demand.

I don’t want to suffer. I don’t want to live without.

Have you ever stopped and listened to yourself? Does the soundtrack to your life sometimes sound like this? “I want, I want, I want…”

It’s humbling and embarrassing to admit, but a lot of the time, we just want our kingdom to come and our will to be done.

When there’s no larger kingdom to capture my allegiance, my life sadly becomes about what I want and how I can use other people as a vehicle to get what I want.

The simple prayer that Christ teaches us with “Thy Kingdom Come” is the antidote to a selfish and self-destructive life. Since sin starts with the heart, I’ll only live within the moral boundaries God has set when my heart desires God’s will more than it desires my own.

“Thy Kingdom Come” – these three simple words are words of surrender, words of protection, and words of freedom.

1. Pray Willingly. “Lord, I surrender to doing everything I do, saying everything I say, and choosing everything I choose for the sake of your kingdom and not mine.”

2. Pray Humbly. “Father, I am still tempted to think that I know better than you, so once again please protect me from my own foolishness.”

3. Pray Eagerly. “God, help me to love you above all else and my neighbor as myself, so I can experience the freedom that results when you break my bondage from me.”

And pray thankfully.

Only God’s transforming grace can produce this kind of prayer in your heart, and because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that grace is freely and generously available!

That’s what it means to pray “Thy Kingdom Come.”

God bless

Paul David Tripp

Reflection Questions
In what ways have you pursued your own kingdom this week? What have the results been?

In what ways have you pursued God’s kingdom this week? What have the results been?

What is God calling you to surrender to his kingdom this week?

Why should you pray for humility this week? What do you need to be protected from?

Why should you seek God’s kingdom eagerly this week? What blessings have you experienced when you choose God’s will over your own?

Two Questions That Change Everything

November 7th, 2018

At the center of every philosophy or religion are two questions that change everything:

What is people’s biggest, most abiding problem?
How will this problem ever get solved?
The Christian worldview is very clear and very simple about the first: the answer is sin.

The Bible directs us to look inside ourselves and not outside. Scripture documents and describes the chaos that ensues when we try to set up our little claustrophobic kingdoms of one, rather than living for the kingdom of God.

Most significantly, the Word of God requires each of us to accept that, at the most practical of levels, sin distorts our thoughts, desires, choices, actions, and words.

And there’s absolutely nothing we can do within our own power to solve this problem.

At the same time, the same Bible presents us with the narrative that there’s hope and help to be found. Admitting sin sounds like a death sentence, but it’s not. We cannot solve our greatest problem, but there’s a place where the solution can be found.

The only hope for sinners is divine forgiveness. To put it even more forcefully, the only hope for sinners is that the One who’s in charge of the universe is a God of forgiveness.

The bottom line is this: if God is unwilling to forgive, we are doomed. But he’s willing!

The story that winds its way through the pages of the Bible is a story of God’s active willingness to forgive. He controls the forces of nature and directs human history to bring the universe to the point where the Final Priest—the Sacrificial Lamb, the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ—comes to earth, lives a perfect life, and gives himself as a sacrifice for our sins.

All of this is done so that our most profound problem—sin—will find its only solution—forgiveness—without God compromising his character, his plan, or his law in any way.

The content of the Bible is the worst of news (you are a sinner) and the best of news (God is willing to forgive). It’s only when you’re ready to admit the worst that you then open yourself up to what’s best.

All of this means that you and I don’t have to live in denial and avoidance. We don’t have to play self-excusing logic games with ourselves. We don’t have to give ourselves to systems of penance and self-atonement. We don’t have to point the finger of blame at others. We don’t have to perform our way into God’s favor.

Rather, we can come to him again and again just as we are—flawed, broken, and unclean—and know that he’ll never turn away anyone who comes to him and says, “I have sinned; won’t you in your grace forgive?”

There’s no sin too great, there’s no act too heinous, and there’s no person beyond hope. There’s no requirement of age, gender, ethnicity, location, or position. The offer is open and free.

He asks just one thing: that you admit your sin and seek what can be found only in him—forgiveness.

Arise, My Soul, Arise
I love the words of the classic hymn, “Arise, My Soul, Arise” by Charles Wesley. Take a few extra moments to worship your way through its verses today:

“Arise, my soul, arise; shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding sacrifice in my behalf appears:
Before the throne my surety stands, . . .
My name is written on His hands.

He ever lives above, for me to intercede;
His all redeeming love, His precious blood, to plead:
His blood atoned for all our race, . . .
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.

Five bleeding wounds He bears; received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers; they strongly plead for me:
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry, . . .
“Nor let that ransomed sinner die!”

The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One; He cannot turn away, the presence of His
His Spirit answers to the blood, . . .
And tells me I am born of God.

My God is reconciled; His pardoning voice I hear;
He owns me for His child; I can no longer fear:
With confidence I now draw nigh . . .
And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry.

God bless

Paul David Tripp

Reflection Questions
What are some other answers to the question, “What is people’s biggest, most abiding problem?” that culture tries to sell you, and that you are tempted to believe?
What are some alternative “saviors” in life that we seek? That is, where (apart from the Gospel) are we tempted to look for help and hope?
Why is it so hard to admit that we have a profound moral problem that we cannot solve? How have you tried to make a case for your righteousness this week?
What freedom and joy have you found in the past when you rest in the grace of Christ alone? Where do you need to experience more of this freedom moving forward?

Preach, Invite, and Give Thanks

November 7th, 2018

Preach, Invite, and Give Thanks
We live in a broken world. Have you noticed?

Food decays
Gossip destroys reputations
Bitterness grows like a cancer
Governments are corrupt
Lust and greed control hearts
People take what isn’t theirs and inflict violence
Spouses act hatefully toward the one they vowed to love
Children are abused instead of protected
Drugs addict and destroy
People slowly die of starvation or suddenly from disease
The list could go on and on. Does this make you discouraged or fearful?

God gives us everything we need to live with realistic expectations and powerful hope. Our existence in this broken world doesn’t have to be full of shock, fear, or panic. We can thrive with faith, calm, and confidence.

How, practically? Here are 3 actions steps to take daily:

1. Preach
You are always preaching some gospel to yourself. When you face hardship, you must preach to yourself the gospel of the boundless, eternal, and unshakable love of God. When you feel abandoned and alone, it’s vital that you preach the theology of the presence of the Lord. When you are suffering, you need to remind yourself of the truths that Scripture declares.

Bad theology, or false theology, will complicate and worsen your experience in a broken world. You must strive to fill your soul with the wisdom, guidance, and comfort that only the Word of God can give.

2. Invite
While it’s true that you have incredible solo influence over you, the problem is that there are times when it’s tough for you to preach what you need to hear. So, you need voices in your life besides your own.

You need to invite wise and loving people to eavesdrop and interrupt your private conversation, providing in their words things you wouldn’t be able to say to yourself. And don’t take offense when they fail to agree with your assessments; you need these alternative voices!

When I was in the hospital suffering, and doubt and fear were creeping into my theology, my wife Luella would say to me, “Paul, you know that’s not true!” She wasn’t saying those things to hurt my feelings but to give me what I wasn’t able to provide myself in those moments.

That in itself is a sweet grace from the hand of God!

3. Give Thanks
There is no more powerful tool against debilitating fear or doubt than gratitude. It’s precisely at the point when you’re tempted to think that you’re not blessed that counting your blessings is the most important.

No matter how painful your experience in this broken world is, there are blessings to be found. Look at the trail behind you and what is now around you for evidence that God is good and worthy of your trust. A thankful heart is the best defense against a doubting and fretful heart.

In the most simple of exercises, do what the old hymn says:

Count your many blessings, name them one by one
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

God bless

Paul David Tripp

Reflection Questions
How have you personally experienced the reality of life in a broken world this week?
When the unwanted and the unexpected knocked on your door recently, what gospel did you preach to yourself? How did your soul respond?
Who have you invited to interrupt your private conversation recently? How can you take steps this week to surround yourself with a community of truth-speakers?
Have you taken time today to recount the many, many blessings that are yours as God’s child? Come up with a few right now.
Who do you know who is near to you that needs to be encouraged with the gospel? How will you reach out them this week and provide them with the rich, practical theology their soul needs?

Everybody Hurts

July 11th, 2018

You live in a terribly broken world. The evidence is all around you. Every day you awake to a world that is groaning, eagerly awaiting redemption (see Romans 8:18-23).

You probably don’t need me to remind you of this reality, but everybody hurts. If you’re not hurting now, you’ve hurt in the past. If you’re not hurting now, you’re near someone who is. And if you’re not hurting now, you will someday.

Therefore, in addition to being a creature and a sinner, we must embrace a third core aspect of what it means to be a human being.

Identity #3 – Sufferer
To pretend that suffering doesn’t exist or that you are immune to the effects of life in a broken world denies the reality of your circumstances. To act as if you have reached a level of spiritual maturity where suffering doesn’t shake you is both unhelpful and unbiblical.

The Christian faith never denies reality. On the contrary, the Word of God encourages us to deal with our suffering with shocking honesty.

We need to be honest about:

How much the situations, locations, and relationships of life in a broken world can hurt
The inclinations of our heart to respond with bitterness and vengeance instead of forgiveness
Our doubts and questions regarding the wisdom, goodness, and sovereignty of God
The desire to take life into our own hands and write our own set of rules
At the same time, that shocking honesty must be coupled with the glorious hope of the Gospel. Every sufferer needs to run toward the comfort of knowing that the One who rules over all things is a fellow sufferer.

He was tempted in all the same ways that you are (Hebrews 4:14–16). He understands the damage that suffering does. He is sympathetic to your situation, and he offers you mercies that are form-fit for your individual need.

And it really is true that he exercises his sovereign power for your good, even in those moments when what you’re going through doesn’t seem good at all (Ephesians 1:15–23).

He knows what it’s like to be hungry. He knows what it’s like to be homeless. He knows what it’s like to feel disliked and cast out. He knows what it’s like to suffer injustice. He knows what it’s like to be forsaken and betrayed by one’s closest companions.

In your travail he doesn’t look down on you; he will never mock you in your moment of need, and he doesn’t condemn you. Instead, he enters into your suffering with patient grace, faithful love, and life-altering wisdom.

So this week, as you experience life in a broken world, and as you comfort those who are suffering, remember: the Gospel is both shockingly honest and gloriously hopeful at the same time!

God bless

Paul David Tripp

Reflection Questions
Are you suffering now? If not, have you suffered recently? Consider the spiritual battle that came with your suffering.
During this suffering, did you attempt to deny reality in any way? Did you act with others as if your suffering wasn’t affecting you as much as it was?
Consider some of the ways that honesty is both biblical and healthy.
Who do you know who is suffering right now? How can you encourage them to be honest, while comforting them with the hope of the Gospel?
How can you relate more personally to Jesus as a fellow sufferer? How will this help your suffering, and help you as you encourage others in their suffering?

Lasting Marriage Rule #9: Interdependence

May 30th, 2018

Meet Your Marriage’s Next Rule: Interdependence

First, what is Emotional Dependence?

Did you know that you and your partner are emotionally dependent on one another?

Research shows that, just like a child is dependent on a parent for nurturing and security in order to survive, two married adults are also dependent on one another for emotional nurturing and emotional security in order for the marriage to survive.

That’s a good thing!

Marriage provides the structure for this to happen in a healthy way, and this is why emotional connection is the single largest factor in marital success.

What is Emotional Interdepedence?

Although emotional dependence is universal in all marriages, the level of dependence varies from person to person.

This is one of the greatest tensions in marriage and happens quite often: one person wants more dependence, while the other wants less, which results in one person appearing to be “clingy,” with the other appearing to be “distant.”

This tension is normal, but can skew healthy and unhealthy.

The healthiest way you and your partner can act in your marriage is to be emotionally “interdependent.” This means that, while you and your partner are dependent on one another, neither of your sacrifices who you are or compromises your values.

Why is it vital?

Even though it’s vital to support your relationship’s sense of “We” (Lasting marriage rule #3), this should never come at the expense of your sense of “Me.”

You can help your partner and your marriage when you take responsibility for your own actions and feelings in your marriage.

In sum, you can depend on one another emotionally, but also honor one another’s differences and separateness.

Daily reflection: do you think that you are too clingy or too distant at times in your relationship? If so, why might that be happening?

Meditate for just a few moments. When you’re finished, tell your partner how much you love them!

Relationships are a two-way street, and you and your partner can support one another in your journey to interdependence.

Lasting Marriage Rule #8: Your Sex “Script”

May 30th, 2018

Meet Your Marriage’s Next Rule: Your Sex “Script”

What is your sex script?

Everyone wants to know the secret to a good, satisfying sex life. To get the answer, ignore the opinions and turn to the research.

Research 🔬 shows that good sex is related to two key factors: maintaining your emotional connection and having conversations about your sexual preferences with your partner. And, while both are important, talking about sex often gets overlooked.

Your sex “script,” a term coined by researcher Dr. Sheila MacNeil, is what you create for each other when you’re able to have thoughtful conversations about your sexual preferences with your partner (e.g. likes, dislikes, time of day, frequency, etc.).

It’s like asking for directions—and remembering the answers.

Why is it vital?

Only 9% of couples who said they can’t talk comfortably about sex report sexual and relational satisfaction.

Again and again, studies like this have shown that being able to talk about sex is linked to overall marital satisfaction.

That’s why it’s vital for couples to not only prioritize sex in the relationship, but also to learn how to talk about sex comfortably on a consistent basis.

How can you make it more comfortable?

Sharing your likes and dislikes about sex isn’t a difficult task in itself, but being that vulnerable (even with your soulmate!) can make it a very difficult task.

To make it more comfortable, try to think about sex as a physical expression of your friendship.

At its core, the goal of sex is to become closer friends and have fun together. This reframing makes it a friendship issue, which is easier to address than a sexual issue.

Lastly, don’t forget to begin any discussion gently with your partner (Lasting marriage rule #4). Start with a friendly phrase, such as, “Hey babe, I’d love to talk about our sex life and how it’s going. Can we do that?”

Daily reflection: do you know all of your partner’s sexual likes and dislikes? What can you learn today?

Meditate for just a few moments. When you’re finished, tell your partner how much you love them!

Lasting Marriage Rule #7: Money Isn’t About The Math

May 30th, 2018

Meet Your Marriage’s Next Rule: Money Isn’t About The Math

Why isn’t money about the math?

Typically, conversations about money revolve around how to spend money, which is a conservation about the here and now, and how to save for things that really matter, which is a conversation about the future.

The truth is that each of us has a different way we want the here and now and the future to look—and that’s not mathematically-based. That’s emotionally-based.

That’s why couples tend to fight about money.

Then, there’s the brain.

In addition to differing perspectives, each of us also has a cognitive relationship with money that
influences our spending and saving tendencies.

Our childhood, teenage years, and adult experiences have continually crafted our likes and dislikes regarding money. It’s “okay” to spend money on some things, but not on others.

Remember the inner world principle (Lasting marriage rule #2)? Well, each of us have an inner world pertaining to money, too.

What can you do?

Solving money-related conflicts takes open and honest discussion about what’s important to you.

When your partner is able to hear what you value or don’t value (spoken gently, per Lasting marriage rule #4), the odds that you’ll have a productive conversation go up tremendously.

And so, when you find yourself getting flustered, pause for a moment and think: “Why do I value this purchase? Why does my partner value this purchase?”

Since the difference in value is the cause of the issue, understanding the difference is the key.

Daily reflection: what was your last fight about money? Do you see how it was rooted in a difference in value?

Meditate for just a few moments. When you’re finished, tell your partner how much you love them!