“X”anthippe

Well, guys, I’m a bit late posting, but it was a busy weekend so I hope you’ll forgive me.

My friend, Elizabeth got married on Saturday and celebrating with them took most of our time this weekend,

but, I want to finish up the A to Z blogging challenge today so I end on schedule.

For X, I’m going to (probably) introduce you to a word.

An Xanthippe is a woman who is ill-tempered and often scolding.

We have the word today because of Socrates’  proverbially scolding and quarrelsome wife.

As I thought about this, it struck me how terrible it would be to leave that sort of legacy on your marriage.

When people look at our relationship, I want to make sure that they see a loving, generous, and supportive woman standing beside her loving, generous, and supportive husband. I want to be remembered as a couple that played often, fought fair, and made wise decisions together. And most of all, I want people to see that we love with a love than can only be inspired by the way our Father loves us.

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

What about you? What sort of legacy do you want to leave with your marriage?

 

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4 thoughts on ““X”anthippe

  1. This post comes at a good time – it reminds me especially now that Matt and I are married to work extra hard to not be scolding or ill-tempered toward Matt in our future.

  2. Don’t judge books by their covers. Noone thought we would make it except my mom who knew that the sweetie was the one God had sent in answer to her prayers. She knew it the first time she saw him. She said, Yep, that ones the keeper. lol. We are complete opposites in many ways..enough ways that people just shook their heads and said no way. But it’s because we are opposite in those ways that we plug along. If we had been more alike we would have killed each other by now. lol.

    • What a great story! I think no one thought Hubs and I would last because we were so young. Now that we’re here, I’m amazed at the sovereignty of God’s plans for our lives! Thanks for sharing!

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