When we respond generously (rather than reacting) when our husbands behave in less than loving ways, we can demonstrate a level of maturity that will earn their respect. When we cease to nitpick our husbands for not being as “perfect” as we are, imagine how it will change the way they feel about coming home at night.
When we’re convinced that “not even God can help us this time,” it’s amazing to think that our heavenly Father reaches into our situation and continues the work He has already begun in us. Then, as we continue to trust in Him, we begin to see progress – the changes His presence is making in our hearts, minds and attitudes.
Sometimes the best way to love each other (besides praying for one another) is to tolerate each other’s imperfections, remembering we’re all works in progress. Then maybe we can begin to treat each other more lovingly – for more than five seconds at a time.