What does it mean to be kind?02/26/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 11 Comments
I Corinthians 13:4 says that love is kind. What does that mean for me and my marriage? Honestly, I have never thought about it. Does it mean that I do nice things for my husband? Does it mean I don’t yell at him? Does it mean that I don’t complain when I think he does something and it wasn’t the way I wanted? How about using words of affirmation instead of bruising his spirit?
I think it means all those things and I think they can apply to all relationships, but there is one thing that I struggle with more than anything. Instead of offering grace and saying I forgive you after my husband apologizes, I procede to tell my husband that yes, he should be sorry and ALL the things that he did wrong. How can I show kindess? By showing forgiveness.
My husband and I share the chores around our home. So, another way for me to show kindness is to do the chores that he usually does so he can have some more downtime AND do it without expecting him to do anything for me.
These are just a couple of things. What about you? What are ways you show your husband kindness?