She Holds His Heart
The night was growing cold as they gathered in a circle. She held his heart in the palm of her hands. They thought she was innocent, still a child. She hadn’t come here for this reason. She had no plans to hurt this man.
He offered her his life.
His heart was still beating with the love that he had given to her as she brought it closer to her blood stained lips. A sacrifice.
The eldest of the crowd sat back quietly to watch. The others howled in laughter as the young bride began to open her mouth to finish the killing of the man that she loved.
Her own heart began to race with the uncertainty in the actions of her lips. She had never done this before.
He hadn’t known what to expect. There was no warning. He had no knowledge that his own vows would be played against him in this way.
Till death do we part.
Even she hadn’t known his death would happen at the whisper of her lips.
“You should have seen him,” she said.
Obviously, the above story is fiction. The scenario, although vague, is real.
Every day young women transition from newlyweds to married women as they engage in conversations that are designed to slowly kill the respect of a husband.
Not only does this kill the respect that the wife has towards her husband, but it also creates an environment that destroys any potential of someone else seeing her husband with respect.
In addition, the young women become desensitized to the needs of their spouse.
What may seem like an innocent story for a good laugh among friends and family can end up causing permanent damage in a marriage. Often, the man doesn’t even know what is happening until too late.
I don’t believe that women set out with the intention of hurting their spouse. However, without stopping to consider if the next words out of the mouth are with wisdom and love, a young women can easily cause un-healable damage for years to come.
“She opens her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue is the law of kindness.” Proverbs 31:26
Monday Marriage Challenge:
Restrain from telling stories at your husband’s expense.