Husband bashing is a sport for many women. Wherever a group of women are together, it is a contest to see who can come up with the most humiliating husband misstep.
Thoughtfulness and kind words should be the hallmark of a loving relationship. I contend that the husband bashing sport is part of the reason divorce is so prevalent. How can you love, cherish, and live peaceably with someone who is the target or your jokes and ire?
One thing I like about my friends is that they do not engage in this sport. This does not mean that our husbands never do something frustrating or silly. We just prefer to not make sport of our spouses.
I have learned over the years that kind and honoring words enhance our marriage relationship. This holds true both for words I speak directly to my husband and words I say to others about my husband.
The last half of Proverbs 31 describes the characteristics of a woman who fears the Lord. Even though this verse does not specify words about her husband, it does not exclude them. It states her words are wise and kind with no exceptions given. Do your words honor or degrade your husband?
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26
Resolved Day 13: I will speak many words of encouragement and love to my husband today.