“Love one another” (John 15:12).
“See everything. Correct a little. Forget most.”
This quaint bit of good advice to parents is good advice also to husbands and wives. That relaxed point of view comes close to hit- ting the right balance between a restrictive and a permissive position. It calls for a large measure of trust in our relationships with one another — including, of course, the marriage relationship.
There is a popular poster that shows a child letting a bird go to the sky. The caption reads,
“Let the bird go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, then it was never yours in the first place.”
When you trust someone, you allow a long leash because you are confident that…
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