All in Angry but Do Not Sin

The Ugly Year!

As I think back to those months, I wish I had had someone to explain to me the hurt I inflicted on my spouse.  But I had no one, and frankly, no one probably ever knew the struggle going on between Jody and I – it was truly a private war and fought by two exhausted soldiers!  My independent behavior told Jody, my battle buddy and soul mate, that I didn't need him, and that I could not be trusted in the midst of the battle.  Jody’s anger toward me told me that his love for me was conditional. 

Lets have a fair fight

Right before Sylvester Stalone starts landing blows on his opponent in each of the famous Rocky movies, a referee reminds him of the rules.  The two menacing boxers stand toe to toe- drenched in sweat, boxing gloves on.  The referee pulls down a microphone from the sky and starts explaining the rules.  “We want a good clean fight, no sucker punches or blows below the waist, touch gloves, and when I say go to your corner, go there and stay there, and don’t come out until you hear the bell. May the best fighter win!”   I have often thought that this referee would make a great wedding officiant.  He could wed people and start them off on the right foot on how to fight fairly.