"Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned." (Songs of Solomon 8:7)
Early in my marriage, there were times I went to bed angry when I felt my wife was disobedient or noncompliance to things I wanted done. Sometimes I would pout for days. My male pride and superiority complex shackled me from being the best husband.
Maturity and brokenness changed that.
Like our Lord said, "In your patience possess ye your soul." A woman is a person just like you.
She has faults.
She needs to grow.
She needs lots of patience.
An immature man only thinks about himself. And, a prideful man worship his thoughts.
It takes a humble man, and a man of love, to truly see her needs and not her faults.
I grew to love my wife in spite of her faults. I learned to forgive and wipe the slate clean so that we can start over again. I saw my queen equipped by God to balance my weaknesses and faults. And, together we could produce righteous seeds.
Thought: Love is always the right focus...
Lord, develop me as a patient and loving husband who covers his wife with much love.