How to Incorporate Dad? #3

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Whatever your husband does or doesn't do: don't compare.

In a social media world, it is easy to see the best sides of all our friends and acquaintances. And it is even easier to think, "Oh! If only my husband would do _____!"

This is not original to me, but there is no way to compare yourself to someone else and come out with a good feeling or godly perspective.

Either you will compare favorably, which leads to pride.

Or you will compare unfavorably, which leads to envy or bitterness.

What your spouse does for and with you and your family . . . that is what it is. Receive the pittance or the plenty without comparison. Let other families live with their own trials and triumphs, and you live with your own.

Easier said than done. In fact, pretty much impossible on our own.

Thankfully we can pray for wisdom on how to live well. And sometimes just defining the problem goes part of the way towards solving it.

May God give you the wisdom and grace you need to live without comparison.

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Warmly,

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Amy Lykosh
John and Sarita's oldest daughter
Second-generation Sonlighter
Homeschooling mom to five

P.S. Do you know that we as a staff pray for families every day? And that we would love to pray for you? Did you know that if you send me an email, I really read it, and pray as well? This is something I love about our Sonlighting family . . . that, even as I'm open with you, so many have reached out to me, I count it such a blessing to cover you in prayers, rejoicing with you in your joy, and groaning with you in your sorrow.

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