Crying – not a crying shame

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving

How do you feel when she cries? Does it bother you? If it does, she knows, and that just adds to her sorrow. Learn to accept her tears as an important part of who she is. When in doubt, just hold her as she cries.

What about you – do you fight back tears? Seems to me it’s far more manly to show what we feel than to be controlled by peer pressure. Sure, there are times we need to “man up” and get something done, but there are also time to “own up” to what we feel.

Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:

Black and Married with Kids

Five Moods to Know to Ensure A Happy Home: An excellent article about the times when some people need to be alone – even from their spouse.
“Harmless Flirting” Yeah Right!: The title says it all – flirting is always a bad idea.
Honesty is the Best Policy (Even When It Hurts): Yes and Amen – PREACH IT!

Happily Married After

Wabi Sabi: LOVE.THIS.POST! May we all become Wabi Sabi experts!

Marriage Gems

Can You Show Love with a Sticky Note?: A good idea, and a link to an e-book that may be of use.

The Romantic Vineyard

Receiving The Word With Meekness: More on meekness.

2 Comments on “Crying – not a crying shame

  1. I’ve often wondered why all I need is for my husband to hold me when I’m crying. Then it occurred to me once a few years ago amidst a complete meltdown on my part (I struggle with depression) that my husband is at my time of need the arms of God. I feel not just my husband’s embrace but God’s as well, it is so comforting to know that I’m not alone and that God has given someone to me to share in my struggles…even if there isn’t a solution to the problem.

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