Day 2: Loving your husband when he seems unlovable.
I admit, there are days when loving your husband seems like an hourly challenge. You know ‘those days’ that I’m talking about right? Where every time you turn around you’re in an argument? He can’t put the trash bag in the can right, he asks what he can do to help when the kids are running around naked, screaming like banshee’s and you have to leave for church in 10 minutes. “HOW ABOUT CLOTH THE CHILDREN!? GET THEM BREAKFAST?! GET UP AN HOUR EARLIER SO YOUR PRIMPING IS DONE IN TIME TO HELP ME?!” You scream to yourself in your head. We’ve all been there. Today’s devo isn’t about all of us venting about how much our husbands don’t see things through our point of view. (see what I did there?!) It’s about loving our husbands regardless. See the period at the end of that last sentence? LOVING OUR HUSBANDS REGARDLESS. It doesn’t matter if he wears brown shoes and a black belt. It doesn’t matter if he isn’t good at fixing your daughters hair. It doesn’t matter that he clips his toe nails in bed or has a spending issue or a drinking issue or doesn’t have a brain to mouth filter and says things that sound mean. IT DOESN’T MATTER. We are called to LOVE our husbands. As we talked about yesterday however, that does NOT mean that we have to be door mats. If he’s doing something that bothers, you; TELL HIM! My husband has this annoying habit of being very picky with his coffee mugs in the morning. That in itself doesn’t bother me. What bothers me is that he leaves every cup that he doesn’t choose, on the counter and doesn’t put them back in the cabinet. That’s what bothers me. Almost each morning he comes out from the bathroom as I am putting them away. “Oh sorry” he says, but the same thing happens the next morning. It’s just how my husband is. Am I called to be passive aggressive about it and put all those mugs under his pillow so he finds them when he wants to sleep? Nope (besides I tried that… I’m sure you can imagine the argument that ensued). Am I called to belittle him with words like, “Can’t you ever put your stuff away? Every morning you leave your stupid coffee cups all over my counter, my goodness you are no better than the kids!” Absolutely not. We are called to love. We are called to honor. We are called to respect.
Check out these verses on loving your husband; REGARDLESS.
Think on that ladies. Pray over this. Love your husbands. Unconditionally. We all have traits that are hard to love too I’m betting.