Two Wrongs Still Don’t Make A Right

March 19, 2017

in Be a grownup, ZIMAGE

We all know two wrongs don’t make a right, but I often hear a hurt spouse say something that suggests they think they are an exception to this.

Two Wrong Still Don't Make A Right

A few examples:

  • Thinking it’s okay to withhold something from their spouse because their spouse is withholding something from them.
  • Justifying their unloving or selfish behaviour by pointing out the unloving or selfish thing their spouse did.
  • Saying their sin is “understandable” because of the sin committed by their spouse. Or saying their spouse has no right to be bad upset about their sin because of the spouse’s sin.

When your spouse does something wrong, hurtful, or sinful, you have the opportunity to add to the problem or make it better. Adding to it hurts both of you and your marriage. 

I understand the draw of getting even or using what she did as an excuse to do what you want to do. I’ve given in to those urges far more often than I would like to admit, and looking back I can’t say it ever worked out well for me. And it certainly never worked out well for our marriage!

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The Generous Husband March 19, 2017 at 12:56 am

Just a test.


Andrew Budek-Schmeisser March 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

Paul, you’re so right. This a terrible road, and it gets worse, when we find we’re hoping for a mate to cross us so we can feel even more justified in doing what we want.

It’s the road to perdition.


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