Admittedly, Joe is the safety freak in our marriage. He loves to have every box checked when it comes to keeping our family safe. But let’s just call it what it is, sometimes being a safety freak crosses into the territory of being a control freak. Early in our marriage, I sensed that he just couldn’t relax, and I didn’t understand why he was always worried. He was always hyper-aware of all the possible dangers and how to avoid them.
It wasn’t until he learned to surrender that control to God that we both saw him begin to chill out. Now I’ve seen God use his safety-awareness in a way that is a blessing to me and our family.