March 15, 2023

Keep Short Accounts

ONE Thought (from us)

Keep short accounts. In marriage, spouses must fight to keep short accounts, which means you talk quickest about the things that are hardest.

One of the surest ways to drift apart in marriage is to keep long records of wrongs. It might feel better than dealing with difficult things up front, but it’s a trap! Doing so will always drive you further apart.

Instead, be quick to apologize, eager to confess, and fast to forgive.

“Love… keeps no record of wrongs.” (1 Cor. 13:5, NIV)

ONE Quote (from another)

“A happy marriage is a union of two good forgivers.”

– Robert Quillen

ONE Question (for you)

What is one thing you can do today to shorten accounts and close the distance between you and your spouse?

This Marriage Minute is based on a full discussion we had on our podcast. You can watch the episode on YouTube, or listen in to the podcast!


Until next week, stay fierce!

Ryan & Selena Frederick
Founders of Fierce Marriage