It's been said that "A good marriage is the union of two forgivers." As a wife who is often in need of grace and forgiveness, I couldn't agree more. I know that my husband forgives me every day, often without telling me. You'd be surprised at the things that need forgiving: little things that I could've said better, mostly. It's amazing to me how I can be the most inconsiderate to the ones I love the most. Ugh. Maybe you can relate. It's easy to take our marriage for granted. Over the years, I've spoken to many moms about this and it seems to be a common struggle.
Sometimes it's easier to be kind to the woman in front of me at the check out in WalMart than it is to be tender-hearted toward my own husband. After all, the woman at the store might just haul off and kick me if I'm rude to her, right?!
Surely my husband won't do the same thing. Why? He's stuck with me. What is he going to do? Leave? Nah.
Don't be so sure. It's just a question of security, really. Most marriages don't fall apart over night, they dissolve from neglect.
[Read the rest of the article at The Time-Warp Wife.]