The Bible says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” If you have a wife who loves you and is committed to you and your family, do you know how incredibly blessed you are? Do you really? There are many lonely people who are better than you are who would love to be in your shoes.

No, she isn’t perfect–far from it … but neither are you. If you think you are being patient with her foibles and sins, remember that she is doing the same with you. In fact, she’s probably putting your meager efforts to shame. So be thankful, and tell her. Today.

And, as far as it depends on you, don’t even think of ending your marriage. If you tear apart your marriage, you’ll leave a gaping hole in your own soul. Your kids will never be able to look at you with the same respect.

Be a man, and lead. Work it out. The grass isn’t greener somewhere else. Rejoice in the woman God so graciously gave you, and do your best to live up to your responsibilities as the husband. Don’t depend on your feelings, but if you do what you can, don’t be surprised if the feelings start to come back.

We men need challenges. Fine; here’s yours. If you get everything else wrong in your life, get this one thing right. You know I’m right. Now do it.

— A friend.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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