Watching the obsession with Superbowl commercials, I thought this one from last year really depicted a biblical truth. It may be appropriate since February 7th-14th is National Marriage Week. On the other hand, it may be questionable since the 14th is national “luv” day and I am about to go where angels fear to trod.
The writer of Proverbs describes what it’s like for a man to “live under the influence” of a gripping, complaining, contentious, quarreling, nagging, wife.
“It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.” [25:24]
The extended apllication is that a wife’s attitude affects the relational atmosphere of her home and marriage. This is so true, it is more preferrable for a man to hide out in the attic or take a solo trip to the desert than to have to stay in the house with a contentious,complaining woman. Selah!
The functional principle here is that a man will either shut down or distance himself relationally and emotionally from such a woman. Ladies,make note to self. While God does in fact work through means, your complaining verbal assault is not his venue of choice and will certainly not effect positive change.
If you aren’t convinced by Proverbs, then watch this commercial. Oh yeah…Happy Valentines! hahahahahahahahahahaha