Imagine this scene with me:
(Husband comes in after work, throws his jacket and briefcase on the sofa.)
HUSBAND: You won’t believe what happened today, honey. So-and-so walked into my office and accused me of losing those books I was using to study from last week.
WIFE: Well, did you lose them?
HUSBAND: (defensive) No, I didn’t lose them.
WIFE: Then where are they?
HUSBAND: How should I know? I put them back in the church library.
WIFE: Are you sure? You know how forgetful you are.
HUSBAND: I’m leaving. I can’t even get any respect in my own home. (storms out)
This wife chose the wrong team. By aligning herself with her husband’s accuser, she immediately created a rift in her marriage. Now it’s Team Wife v. Team Husband in the same household, and that doesn’t bode well for anyone.
“However, let each man of you [without exception] love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly.]”Ephesians 5:33 Amplified
Let’s make sure we’re on the right team … I’m on Team Pratt. One unit, together, through thick and thin, good and bad, not berating one another, but building each other up. Offering acceptance, approval, and unconditional love, a safe place to land after a hard day