I argue with my beloved.
Because he didn't do it the way I would have. The way I wanted.
I shut the drying hard and grumble loud so that he will hear.
I see more work created for me instead of my husband answering my request.
He calls out my sin, claims his feelings and I cry tears for his pain, for my pride and ask forgiveness.
And I wonder, If I don't first respond with love to my husband, the one I vowed to love and honor, what then? Where does that leave anyone else in my life? I may not voice my grumblings at work or with friends but the prideful thoughts are in my head just the same.
And sin is sin, whether spoken or silent.
But wait ...
If I first respond with love to my husband, what then?
Then it will be part of my thought process ... a learned part of my response. Learned on bended, grown from a confessing relationship with both my God and my husband.
If I first respond with love to my husband, what then? Where does that leave anyone else in my life?