Having met you both... I understand where this is coming from.. you deeply ADMIRE and look up to certain traits in a man, in a Leader..."Responsibility" is always there.. at the top... a man radiates with this to you....one who rides out every storm (can I say, even some of yours) while holding as a strong tower.. seems nothing could sway his devotion to you, to his children...his love of being a Father inspires you.... So little seems to bother him, there is no pressure, just "embracing" - acceptance... This is what I get from your post....
Yes, that is exactly correct. I admire mature, responsible men greatly. I respect them so much.
I wish there were more of them, so more women could have good husbands, and not carry their marriages alone. That looks like a very heavy load.
It's almost like no matter what...there is love in return, forgiveness...yet he's certainly not a push over either... sure sometimes he still gets under your skin... and you've certainly voiced those times here on TAM... it's not all roses.. nor are you trying to say this either... just that you too, have moments of inspiration...
Yes. Dug told me once, "Whatever you do, J, it is already forgiven."
That speaks incredible strength, incredible love to me. How could it not remind me of divine love, divine forgiveness?
that's a beautiful thing... that these thoughts came to you and you related them...
I could not help it. Those prayers inspire me, and my husband's example inspires me.
I just cannot resist the inspiration of goodness! I am putty in its hands.
I haven't heard it spoken like that.. but there is this....
Beautiful quote, and beautiful image, SA. Thank you so much for sharing that.
Strong, good men are irresistible, imo. They use their strength to protect women and children, simply because it is the right thing to do. They see it as their responsibility.
How could any woman resist that kind of true masculinity?
Though I've never compared Jesus to my husband per say... I've always said he has far more of those gifts of the spirit going on over me ... he's always lived them before me.. there is no person in my life.. from childhood to now that I have trusted more, or felt as loved by, over my husband... if he gives me his word...I can count on it...sure he gets on my nerves sometimes, just like yours does -though for very different reasons .... We could spit out some complaints, depending on the moment , huh @jld
! But then.. find ourselves laughing about them too...
Of course, our husbands are not perfect. No man is.
But some men are good, very, very good. They inspire us by their spirit, by their example. They redeem our faith in humanity.
I am so very, very grateful that men like this exist. They give me hope for the world.
In it's own way.. we may feel guilty even complaining...isn't that just being appreciative and fully recognizing what we have...isn't your sharing your feelings here.. just doing this..
I know you are not a religious woman.. yet still you deeply admire certain traits Jesus exemplified/ lived .. even those outside of the church ...these things are "inspiring" in others... even our spouses ...
Yes, absolutely. I grew up Catholic and, to paraphrase the saying, while you can take the girl out of the Church, you cannot take the Church out of the girl. Inside of me will always be an Inner Catholic Schoolgirl.
Beautiful, thoughtful post, SA. It is a pleasure to have you participate in this thread.