Hubby and I just celebrated our 9th ‘Proposal Date’ anniversary this week. It’s hard to believe that we have been blessed with a total of 13 years of dating and domestic bliss. Even though I’m married to the #besthusbandever, I am very much still a work/wife-in-progress.
Recently I heard this great piece of marriage advice from a Focus On The Family podcast. I wish I had heard it 13 years ago. It has revolutionized our marriage.It goes something like this: “Don’t try to change your spouse, love them unconditionally and pray for them.” Instead of nagging, manipulating or doing whatever it takes to get things my way, I realized that I cannot change my husband, I can only influence, serve and love him. Sure, it’s not easy and it takes a lot more patience and perseverance (and some days are easier than others), but it sure is more effective!
How else can one explain why all of a sudden, instead of even asking him to, hubby started to help out around the house? And even though I didn’t pray for a bag, a little while back, hubby even bought me a souvenir from Michael Kors on his way home from an overseas trip.