But the Wife and I were watching a documentary not long ago of an incredibly talented man we both admire, and one of the sound bites of him was talking about how he, now in the latter part of his career, wanted to contribute to world peace.
The Wife, always the fount of common sense, said, “How about start by learning to get along with your wife?” You see, this man, we had learned in the documentary, had been married and divorced three times.
Look, I get it. It takes two to tango, and you can’t control what your spouse does. My best friend’s wife backslid and divorced him; not much he could have done about that and he tried everything. But I don’t think this is the norm. The typical divorce is more consensual, or it is made that way through infidelity.
She is beautiful, selfless, smart, witty, full of life, and a much better person than I deserve. And I almost forgot, she likes me, which is another reason I love her.
All these things I’ve listed are important and are probably things that everyone looks for in a spouse. None of them, however, are the most important thing I love about my wife. The best thing about my wife is she loves the Lord more than me.
I know this sounds kind of backwards, particularly if you are not a Christian. The idea of encouraging your spouse to love someone more than you is not an idea you would come to on your own, but it’s the only sound foundation for a marriage. Continue reading “What I Love Most About My Wife”