2009 has been a joy-filled year for me. I had my first child in January, and the year was filled with wonderful moments and exciting milestones.
For the church, however (and thus my spouse's professional life), the year has been a challenging one. As my blog posts here indicate, I am generally pretty negative about church life, and (surprise, surprise) that attitude has not really helped the situation, for me or my spouse!
So, I'm resolving to be more positive in the new year. I'm not sure exactly what that will look like--especially since I place a high priority on being "real," and not hiding or burying one's emotions--but I am going to try to look for the positive in challenging church situations and people.
I am going to try not to indulge and nurture the negative attitudes that inevitably creep in. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes anger or frustration flares up quickly, but rather than relaxing and letting it pass, I dwell on it and fan the flame until it burns hot.
What about you? Are you making any resolutions for 2010? Any that affect your relationship with your spouse and the church?
Jessica Miller Kelley celebrates mommyhood and tries to "keep it real" at her blog, The Parsonage Family.