This is something I’m working on more and more each day. See, I tend to be a selfish person. I think at our core most of us would have to say the same thing. We prefer being served over serving others for example.
In every situation I’ve been asking myself this question to help me be better at putting my wife’s needs above my own:
What do I want? Give that to her!
Simple… but very hard to do. For instance… we’re going out to eat. I have a place I want to go to… so does she… but they’re not the same place. I can fight for what I want… or I can give her what I want. It’s different than giving in… or losing. It’s a chance for us to willingly provide for the other person what we want ourselves.
I hear this giving thing comes back around. Plant a good seed and good things grow. I’m looking forward to that.
What do you do to help from being to selfish in your relationship? Post your thoughts in the comments.