Tuesday 30 May 2023


Encouragement for Your Marriage: Be Happy To Be Taken for Granted


Be Happy To Be Taken For Granted

Did I hear that correctly? Yes

No one likes to be taken for granted. It is counter-cultural. The world tells us to stand up for our rights, to fight for what is fair and to ask, "What's in it for me?"

It's human nature to want to be appreciated, heard, seen, recognized and respected, and that's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes being taken for granted is not a bad thing. It is a gift. 

Just doing life, your spouse could be weighed down by stress, pressure, pain, frustration and exhaustion, and in the midst of coping, he takes you for granted. 

And we do the same too.

If our spouse takes us for granted, that means that they feel safe to lean on us, and that is a beautiful thing. 

Being taken for granted is actually a sign of growth in marriage. It means you are being relied upon.

Work hard at being happily taken for granted. Quietly, do things for your spouse without being asked, instead of counting scores.

Nothing transforms your marriage more than loving your spouse and not expecting anything in return.

As Heaven Not Harvard wrote, "What a beautiful blessing to be taken for granted. Did I hear that right? Yes. I am thankful that God has reminded me to see being relied upon as a blessing."

Today, celebrate being beautifully taken for granted.

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand knew what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:1-4 ESV)

I gleaned so much wisdom from Heaven Not Harvard. Her original post is here.


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