Patience

August 13, 2013

in the generous life

It’s tough to remain patient some days.

When your husband sees things differently than you do, it can be hard not to be annoyed. When your spouse takes time to think something through and you’re ready to get moving, it’s easy to be restless or try to hurry him up. When he does nothing or takes three steps back, it’s a challenge to stay calm and let him work through his own processes.

My timetable is not my husband’s timetable. My perspectives are not always his perspectives. We’re different and we need to be patient with each other as we navigate our differences.

Patience … a necessary fruit.

And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.  1 Thessalonians 5:14  NIV

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Nicole August 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

I know sometimes my impatience is brought on by a “I do everything better” attitude! Which is not being a godly wife at all. Even if I do feel that way, I want my husband to be the leader of the home, and I need to recognize that he may do something differently, but it could be better than how I would do it! :)

Blessings

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Gaye @CalmHealthySexy August 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Thank you, Lori! I love Bonny’s “coconut cake” post.

I’m excited to check out the “365 Less Things” site. I need some de-cluttering help.

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Whitney August 13, 2015 at 2:14 am

I’m trying to learn how to be patient with my husband who’s going through depression. If you could give any advice or input it would be greatly appreciated.

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Lori - The Generous Wife August 13, 2015 at 10:14 am

I think a huge part of it is expectations. We want x and someone is not on board with that. You want your husband to shake loose from depression and he’s crawling through it.

Perhaps let go of the expectation of a quicker solution and begin to pray about what God wants to teach you during this season.

The other thing is to get educated about depression. It can be more complicated than you might expect. Please do get your guy to a doctor to rule out physical reasons.

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