Join me over at Club 31 Women today :)
Think back with me, for a moment, to when you first met your spouse.
Do you remember those looks you exchanged from across a room? That smile that made the rest of your day awesome? How simply standing near them that made your heart beat a bit faster?
It seems that while we were dating we were on our best behavior. We used our manners, we were patient and understanding, we overlooked the other’s little quirks, and laughed at each others jokes.
The day of the wedding comes and we think this is as close to heaven as we can get.
We are excited to set up a home together and we walk around with hearts in our eyes.
As the honeymoon phase disappears so do the hearts in our eyes as we begin to see the reality of our lives; namely that we are married to a sinner. We can’t be on our best behavior all of the time and soon little quirks become annoying and faux pas turn into big deals.
This is when some whip out their notebooks or diaries and begin to keep a list of their spouse’s sins and shortcomings.
Shameful, right? But we all do it. We may not put pen to paper and physically write them down.
But we journal our husbands’ faults onto the pages of our hearts so we never forget.
Man does more harm to man than animals do to man. – Ralph Venning