Today I read an article on Linked In Titled "Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself 1" This got me to thinking. Over a number of years I've heard countless businesses being advertised that they are "The Best".
"Do not be over come with evil, but overcome evil with (or by doing) good." Romans 12:21
We become what we think and do. A man becomes kind by thinking kind thoughts and performing kind deeds.
A man becomes and angry man by thinking angry thoughts and acting out his anger.
A man becomes righteous by thinking rightly and acting rightly.
A man becomes a murderer by killing someone.
Part of being a man is loving your wife no matter how she is feeling, no matter if she is grouchy, no matter if you get sex when you want it or not. This is learning to love in a very true sense with the love of God. When she says "no" it is so easy to feel hurt and to even feel bitter. But as a husband one must continually put those feelings aside, throw those emotions away. If you run away, then even the little bit of good times will also be lost. In a very real sense, we husband have to be continually reaffirming, loving and kind.
In some ways I'm a ..... probably more than most people. I'm very aware of the presence of germs and other contaminants all over the place. It doesn't stop me from living, but .... Whenever I've petted the dog and I'm about to eat, I'll wash my hands. When I'm cutting up raw meat, I realize how important it is to keep the raw meat away from any surface that it might contaminate. I don't use the same knife to cut up raw meat and then to cut up raw vegetables for the salad. Before I use my hands to handle food I first wash my hands.