5 Ways to Keep Perspective in Your Marriage
How good are you at looking at the big picture in your marriage? Would you keep things in perspective even if your husband gave your infant daughter an unusual haircut? Here’s the mom of that baby with her true story:
Bethany arrived in this world with a head full of hair. I mean, this kid looked like she had a cat sitting on her head. Slowly she started balding on one side only. There was no reason for it. She didn’t sleep on one side; she didn’t rub her head. My husband and I agreed that she looked ridiculous and a bow could only distract so much, so I said, “We need to trim her hair.”
The next day he had the baby while I was at work when I received a photo of my child with her head shaved.
I remember calling my husband confused. Maybe the photo was blurry and her hair was really there? While I waited for him to pick up I started thinking, We’re struggling to make his tuition. The baby took no more than 10 ounces of milk yesterday. The car needs new brakes. Did he really shave her head?
My husband answered…joyfully. Poor thing had no idea the offense he committed. I very calmly asked why he chose to shave her head over just snipping a couple inches with the scissors?
His answer: “You said we could trim her hair and that’s how I trim my hair!”
Bless him. His heart was in the right place.
He started sensing I wasn’t overjoyed, then innocently asked if I was upset. Of all the things that I am praying through right now, Beth’s hair isn’t even in the top twenty.
“No honey, I’m not mad. This is the least of my worries.”
So back to that question. How are you at keeping things in perspective in your marriage?