Do you remember that Prince Charming who enthralled you while you were dating him? Many wives find that at some point after the honeymoon, their Prince Charming mysteriously mutated into the most exasperating person they know. A person with all kinds of irritating habits that drive them crazy:
- He leaves the cap off the toothpaste.
- He doesn’t like eggplant, your favorite vegetable.
- And the most horrifying thing by far: He leaves the toilet seat up in the bathroom.
When we feel like our husbands are driving us crazy, we have two choices:
- We can harp on every little irritation, correct him, and remind him every time he does it.
- We can get over it and remember why we married him in the first place!
Oh girlfriends, I’d be the first to admit that my default choice is to harp, correct and nag. But I want to get more intentional about GETTING OVER IT –yes, even the toilet seat – and about remembering why I love my husband so much.
What was it that you loved about your husband when you were dating?
His smile? The way he held your hand? The conversations you had over coffee?
What do you appreciate about him now?
The way he’s crazy about your kids? The way he works to provide for your family? The next time you’re irritated because he forgot to call and let you know he’d be late for dinner, review his good points in your mind.
From this Proverb, I draw the following conclusion:
Did you get that? We found a TREASURE when we found our husbands! And what do we do with treasure? We value it. We appreciate it. We give thanks for it.
How can you express appreciation for your husband today? How about calling him up during his lunch hour to tell him how grateful you are that God gave you such a treasure. Or buy him a card and list all of his qualities inside. Cook his favorite dinner to celebrate your relationship.
What about you? Do you have any ideas about how to let our husbands know we appreciate them?