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Jordy is a twenty-something newlywed born in Texas and transplanted to Arizona. She writes at Jordy Liz Blogs.

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  1. Great post, Jordy. I’ve been chewing on grace lately – and how I seem to resist it, how I try and make it small, how I still want to “earn” God’s love (because in some ways that feels easier) – even though I know it my head that means I’ve got it all wrong. But you’ve challenged me today – to both experience grace and extend grace in my marriage.

  2. Excellent reminder. I know that I need to work on extending grace more than I do. Thank God that he forgives us and is patient with our shortcomings!

  3. It is God’s grace alone that has enabled me to remain committed to my marriage of 28 years. I know for sure I would not still be in this relationship if He had not stepped into my life after my third daughter was born. It is with His strength, His patience, His love that I “keep on keeping on” with a smile on my face and a bounce in my step. His grace truly is sufficient!

  4. Loved your post and esp with the “Things that seem so small post”

    We celebrated 40 years of marriage in July –my advice–“Write your sorrows in sand and your joys in stone”.

  5. I don’t know whether to say “OUCH, those were my toes you just stepped on!” or thank you for the reminder that NO ONE but Jesus is perfect, and that just because my husband may not be perfect does not mean he’s not perfectly suited for me. So, I will go with thank you!! (And isn’t it a beautiful thing to have a man in your life that willingly and intentionally will state he is wrong or sorry when the occasion calls for it? Many times during those situations, I think to myself – I should be taking lessons.)

  6. It does take courage to put yourself out there and admit to things like slamming a door. I’d read an article before about how “love anyway” is so much more powerful and true than “love because”.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh wow! I need to remember this before my tiredness, short string of frustration, and snippy words somehow slip by the filter in my brain (that doesn’t work very well when I am tired) and out of my mouth and hurt the man who brings me so much joy its unbelievable! He treats me with so much grace and patience…sigh…I so need to work on this…we too have been married almost half a year. The best part is when I stop talking, look into his amazing eyes filled with a deeper love than I ever dreamed of…and just love him with all the grace God gives me! Sadly those moments aren’t as frequent as they should be! Note to self…give out more grace! God gives it to me! Thanks again!!!

  8. […] Gracefully Married But even when my husband isn't being the perfect Prince Charming, I am called to love him anyway. I am called to forgive him anyway. And I'm called to give him grace anyway. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute. That's hard, y'all. […]

  9. Loved this Jordy!! Sometimes I am sooo immature in our marriage- I can’t believe myself. It’s ugly! But God’s sweet grace reminds me that He is changing me and making me more like Him each day, even if I can’t see it or feel it. So thankful for His grace, I don’t think we could stay married without it!!