For over a dozen years, I tended to constantly pick at a dysfunctional relationship in my life. It drove me a little crazy that I was estranged from some relatives. I kept on feeling like I needed to “fix it”. This went on for so many years! And I think Satan had my number on this. Just when I thought I had sorted through my responsibility in the situation and had come to the conclusion that I had done everything I should, Satan whispered into my ear once again “this is your fault”…”you aren’t handling this correctly as a Christian”…blah, blah, blah. And the cycle repeated itself every few months…for years!
I was feeling that way again a couple of years ago, and I rehashed that fractured relationship once again with my husband. Bless his heart! I’m so thankful that he was actually be patient with me as I talked through that situation over and over again every few months. Anyway, he quickly reminded me that I had done everything I could. He helped me to see the situation objectively. Where I was consumed with emotions and doubt, he could see more clearly and objectively. As Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”
Sometimes, you and I really do need our husband’s counsel. Often, they are less emotional than we are. Many times, they can see the situation much more objectively and correctly assess how it should be handled. Plus, our husbands love it when we come to them for advice, because it signifies that we actually respect their opinion. Is it time to seek your husband’s counsel on a situation in your life? Two are often better than one!