It may seem impossible and if asked you would probably deny it, but many times you envy and resent your spouse without even realizing it…
You know the times when he gets home after a tiresome day and sits on the couch to watch TV while you’re in the kitchen preparing dinner?
The times when he gets back from his Saturday morning jog while you’re stuck at home with the kids?
When he sleeps peacefully through the night while you constantly wake up to care for the crying baby?
That’s right! And these are only a few examples in the midst of so many situations that occur in a couple’s day to day life.
Not knowing how to deal with these situations and emotions has led more than a few couples to divorce. Clearly, it is not due to one in particular, rather an accumulation of many of these situations.
Envying his position in the family or resenting him is evidently not the right way to go.
Love Dare- Task #8
“Today you will write a list of situations in which you perceive that you resent your spouse. Analyze the list and think about ways in which you can deal with those feeling in a different manner. Remember, you husband represents Jesus. If the Lord Jesus were in your living room relaxing while you were preparing dinner, would you feel the same way? Or would you be there happily preparing supper for Jesus, even if you were exhausted?”
Remember: a positive attitude can make all the difference!