What does it feel like to be my husband?
“I criticize my husband on a daily basis." (married 17 years)
“I take my husband for granted. He gets the worst part of me on my bad days and what’s left of me most days." (married 34 years)
Are these husband comments typical? I’m sorry to say they are. Solomon described many wives when he said, “A nagging wife is like a dripping rain drop. Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands.” (Proverbs 27:15-16)
God says our griping, grumbling, nagging and venting attitude is wrong and when a husband feels criticized, and nagged the marriage is sliding down a slippery slope. But there is hope! Tell your gripes to God and not to your husband (Psalm 142:1-3) and put on a no-griping bracelet. What is that? Any bracelet you put on your right wrist and change to the left when you gripe. Then you move it back when you grumble again. This exercise helps us as wives to be aware of what is coming out of our mouths. I promise you will learn and understanding is the first step to change!