I’m always giving my husband a hard time about his driving! If your husband is like mine, he treats driving as a competition…all the time. As soon as he puts the key in the ignition, the race is on! It’s a guy thing. A lot of wives tell me their husbands are like that too. 🙂
Well, because it’s a “guy thing”, I’ve teased my husband about it. I meant the teasing to be playful, and funny, and charming. I thought it was being received that way, and perhaps it was….when it was just the two of us. However, on our drive yesterday, my husband mentioned that my teasing about his driving isn’t so funny when I tease him in front of other people. He said it makes him feel that I’m telling everybody he’s a terrible driver. Holy cow! I never meant it that way at all, but that’s how he took it.
This is just another reminder for all of us ladies. Be very, very (as in “extremely”) careful when you tease your husband in front of others, even if you think you’re being playful and flirty. He so needs you to always show him respect and admiration in public. Ephesians 5:33 says “the wife must respect her husband”, and while we should do that all the time, it’s critical when in public. Let’s commit to looking for opportunities to affirm our men in front of others, and totally avoid any kind of teasing about his flaws, mistakes, or idiosyncrasies!