But I need to work on the “after effect”

July 11, 2009

in Acts of Service

This is a follow up on yesterday. (Sex will be on Sunday, I’m sure God won’t mind!)

I noticed something today – and realised it is a long time pattern.  I do well as I move through a difficult/busy/stressful time, but when I hit what I see as the end, I get a bit cranky and grumpy. My bride, when asked, confirmed this. It’s like I am on my guard to be decent as I move through it, but when it’s done I act as if I am due something – or should be exempt from being as nice and loving as I can.  Not that I am nasty or mean, but I am certainly not as loving and generous as I usually am.

My dear bride tells me it’s not bad, and does not last long, and is understandable.  All that is nice to hear, but in my heart I know she is worth the effort to do better.

I post this both as an act of being honest with y’all, and because I suspect I am not the only guy in the world who is like this.  May we all be more like Him and less like us.

1 comments
jeffevenson
jeffevenson

Funny (not the ha ha kind). I'm the same way. We can not do this family thing in our strength.

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