In Paul’s 1 Corinthians 13 treatise on love, we’re told love is kind. We are NOT told love is kind when it’s easy or beneficial. Neither are we told love is less kind when it knows it’s kindness will be ignored or attacked. Love is kind, period.
It’s easy to be kind when things are going well. When the bills are paid and there is money left, when the kids are doing well, when you enjoy spending time with your wife, and when sex happens more days than it does not. But when money is tight, the kids are a mess, you look for ways to escape being in the same room as your wife, and sex is a dim memory, kindness is neither natural nor easy. But God didn’t call us to natural and easy, and when we said “I do” we promised for both the good and the bad times.
Kindness is the currency of love and the answer to frustration and anger. Kindness can calm things down. It softens both of you and makes it easier to see you’re on the same side. In the midst of an attack, kindness may seem like a slap in the face, but it’s a slap that causes one to think differently.
Kindness is never a bad choice, and often it’s the only good choice.
Article from: The Generous Husband, by The Generous Husband
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