Want to play the game, My Husband is Worse than your Husband?
The game is simple. To play you need two or more married women. Decide who will go first. Player one will say something negative about her husband. The other women will then take turns saying something negative about their husbands. The game ends when it’s obvious whose man is the worst.
Player 1: My husband won’t even try my cooking if it’s a new recipe.
Player 2: Girl, I can make my husband’s favorite dish and he won’t even acknowledge it. I get no thanks and certainly no help with dishes.
Player 3: My husband doesn’t do dishes either. Or the laundry. Or help put the kids to bed. He is of zero help to me!
This example makes me cringe for two reasons.
- This was a conversation I overheard—at church.
- I realized I have played this game. More than once.
While the game caused me to cringe, it was Scripture that caused the conviction. Romans 8:31b says, “God is for us.” Wow!
GOD is for me. The God of the universe is fighting for me and cheering me on!
God IS for me–today, every day, no matter what!
God is FOR me–even when everything feels against me.
God is for ME–even when I’m critical of others, He’s still for me!
GOD IS FOR YOU! And God is for your husband too.
If you’re married, maybe you want to join me in asking these hard questions:
- Do I compliment him? Or criticize?
- Do I encourage him? Or embarrass?
- Do I respect him? Or shame?
- Do I support him? Or undermine?
- Do I forgive him? Or hold grudges?
The next time you find yourself in a circle of women playing, My Husband is Worse than your Husband, let’s make it a gamechanger and choose to say something uplifting about our men.
How about we start today. Do you want to go first? Please comment below!