So….you think you and your wife weren’t compatible. I was thinking about this…and realized that I don’t know a lot of husbands and wives who are truly compatible. In our marriages…..God joins together two flawed people.
If you will respond correctly to your wife’s weaknesses, then God can teach you forgiveness, grace, unconditional love, mercy, humility, and brokenness. The life of a person who believes in Christ is developed by responses to not only happy things, but the response to challenges as well.
We are told in Colossians 3:12-13 to “put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other.” Your wife’s weaknesses are not hindrances, but rather they are the doorway to spiritual growth.
How liberating is that?
If you will respond to your wife’s shortcomings with unconditional acceptance, then you will show her that your love isn’t based on performance. It will create trust and security. And that will swing open the door of change for not only her, but you too.