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I had an interesting revelation the other day. I was pondering the way I was living, the things I was doing in my spare time, and some of my thought processes. I realized that I have been living like a single man. Strange that it should take me eleven years to figure that out.
I also realized that this way of living is not the most conducive to a happy and fulfilling family life. Surely this way of thinking is not pleasing to the Lord, and it is certainly not attractive to my wife, nor a good example for my children.
If I am honest with myself, this is not really news to me. Deep down inside, I knew that I haven't fully been living as I should. I am not a single man anymore, and it is time I stop acting like it. It is time for me to live like a married man.
I also had the thought that if I start living as a married man, perhaps I will be treated as a married man. But even if not, I will still feel better, because I will not have the guilt and shame that I carry as a result of not living as I know I should. The Lord will approve of my efforts to change and improve, regardless of how or if others respond.
It's time for me to live as a married man.