Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Man And His Critic

In the beginning God created man and his critic. {Dennis Prager} Ouch!  Sadly, it's true in most marriages.  Women, in general, seem to be much more critical than men.  Wives are especially critical with their husbands.  Women are even very critical towards other women

One friend of mine was telling me about her mother-in-law.  She studies the Bible all time and even teaches Bible Study.  She talks about Jesus a lot yet continually is criticizing and scolding her husband. 

This is a common occurrence among women, including me in my past life!  How come we understand Scripture so clearly yet forget the most important part...Loving others?  We are specifically commanded to love our husbands.

Being critical towards and trying to control others is not loving.  How come we think we can treat our husbands worse than we treat everybody else???  I don't have the answer to this question but I am sad that this is true in so many marriages.

The amazing thing, however, is once I can point this out to women, marriages usually improve.   I think most women don't see themselves clearly nor understand that what they are doing is wrong.  It is a very ugly habit that needs to be buried quickly.

Let no foul or polluting language,
nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk
{ever} come out of your mouth,
but only such as is good and beneficial to
the spiritual progress of others,
as is fitting to the need and the occasion,
that it may be a blessing and give grace
{God's favor} to those who hear it.