Dealing with husband’s flaws

You may be a wife (like I have been in the past) who is stunned when her husband does or says something that isn’t exactly kind and loving.  To be honest, at some subconscious level, I guess I expected my husband to always make me happy and do the right thing.  In short, I rather expected him to be like Jesus.  I mean, after all, he was a Christian, for heaven’s sake!

Hmmm.  On the other hand, the Bible makes it clear that no human being is perfect.   Psalm 14:3 says, “there is no one who does good, not even one“.   So, perhaps it’s time for you to take your husband off the hook.  I’m not saying that you should give him a free pass on blatant, destructive sin.  Jesus makes it clear we should confront someone who is truly sinning against us.  You can read his instructions about that in Matthew 18:15-17. 

However, I do believe it’s time for Christian wives to start being gracious to their husbands in terms of looking beyond their minor faults and annoying quirks.  Does he sometimes drive more aggressively than you would like?  Maybe you can be gracious about that (while praying for safety!).  Does he fall short in the romance department?  You can be gracious about that too.  Does he sometimes snap at you when he’s stressed.  That makes him human!  Remember he is a flawed person, just like you!  We’re all a work in progress…in the master’s hands.

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