Mar 7

A Grandmother’s Secret

2006 at 2:44 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Marriage | Communication | Conflict Resolution

I want to tag this little anecdote onto Mom’s post about encouraging rather than criticizing our husbands:

“On her golden wedding anniversary, my grandmother revealed the secret of her long and happy marriage. ‘On my wedding day, I decided to choose ten of my husband’s faults which, for the sake of our marriage, I would overlook,’ she explained. A guest asked her to name some of the faults. ‘To tell the truth,’ she replied, ‘I never did get around to listing them. But whenever my husband did something that made me hopping mad, I would say to myself, ‘Lucky for him that’s one of the ten.’” Roderick McFarlane, in Reader’s Digest, December, 1992.

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11