Titus 2:4-5 says that older women are to encourage the younger women to love their husbands and children, and to be kind (among other things). I thought it odd that the younger women had to be taught how to be kind. After all, kindness begins at home, doesn’t it? Sometimes you would never know this by the way I act. I can be kinder to a stranger in Wal-mart than I can to my husband, when I’m in “a mood.” Let’s be kind to our husbands, “so that the word of God may not be dishonored.” (Titus 2:5).
“You wouldn’t believe what a slob my husband is. I wish he would learn to pick up his stuff!”
“You think yours is a slob, mine is such an idiot! He can’t even make the simplest repairs around the house!”
And on it goes, getting worse and worse. This is dangerous and destructive behavior. It is contagious and spreads like a virus!
RUN FROM IT!
Husband bashing is extremely damaging to your marriage. The more you dwell on your perceived wrongs in your husband, the more unhappy you will become. Don’t participate in these conversations. Try to steer them back to positive aspects of your spouses. If you can’t, I say again:
RUN FROM IT!
Be especially careful in front of the children or grandchildren. They need to see your respect for your man, not your scorn for him.
These suggestions will go a long way in showing your love for your sweet husband. Love is an action word!
Happy Valentine’s Day,