How To Be A Good Spouse, Married Or Single
Posted: Monday, October 19
1 Timothy 4:1-16
Verse of the day:
It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home. (Proverbs 25:24)
I’ve heard it said that the only thing worse than being miserable and single is to be miserable and married! We should pay attention when Solomon talks about marriage; he had 700 wives after all and apparently Solomon had difficulty keeping them all happy. The king lived in a beautiful palace but the thought occurred to him more than once that he would be better off living alone in the attic or on the corner of the roof. Better to deal with the cold and howling wind than to endure a contentious and disrespectful woman. To be fair to the ladies, this absolutely works both ways.
What is a quarrelsome spouse? It is one who nags and cannot allow a matter to rest. It is the person who can’t stop offering their opinions, can never submit to the other out of love, can’t stop questioning what the other does and cannot stop correcting irrelevant details when their spouse speaks. If I’m describing you…stop it! Really.