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!
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.