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This past Saturday, hubs and I went out to coffee for our weekly husband-wife bible study / catch up on life time. It's my favorite time of the week.
Sometimes, though, there are things that need to be said that are not easy to hear.
Last Saturday, in the most loving way, my husband pointed out one of my flaws to me. As a husband who is supposed to sharpen me and help me get better, it was so hard to hear. Then at Community Group last night we talked about women needing to point out to other women when they are behaving inappropriately, or irreverently. It's so hard to do to friends and so hard to hear from friends, but it is oh so important.
I respect this man so much for wanting me to glorify God in a greater way and for trusting me enough to openly and honestly tell me that there is an area in my life that needs attention and improvement.
The worst part?
That area has to do with being all about myself. I have this bad habit of answering the question "how was your day?" with a long string of events about MY day, while neglecting to then ask, "how was YOUR day?". I leave people hanging as if my life's events are the only ones relevant. Maybe it's a difference in expectations (i.e. I expect people to just say oh man! that's cray! here's what happened to me, while Matt waits to be asked how his day was).
But that's not the point.
The point is that I need to show people with my words that I value them more than I value myself.
Ugh. A hard thing to embrace and accept as a flaw. But there it is. Raw. God wants us to be changed and be bettered by our spouses. Wives - I encourage you to let them strengthen you.