What’s your favourite Bible verse? Well, there are a lot to choose from but ironically I like a particular verse that Roy used to quote a lot!

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Proverbs 25:24 (NIV)

He was pretty good at quoting this one although sometimes he would shake up which translation he used. One version uses ‘nagging’ instead of ‘quarrelsome’ and nagging certainly was more accurate in our situation. I had morphed from a wife to a mother. I found myself correcting him, teaching him, training him but not loving him. The less change I would see, the more frustrated I would become, so the more I nagged. It was an incredibly negative cycle in our relationship.

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Roy has a great sense of humour and found a way to help me break out of the destructive nagging pattern. When I nagged he would joke that he was going for a ladder so that he could get up to the roof. He would quote the scripture but not in a judging way, he usually said it with a cheesy grin on his face! In addition to doing that he was really making an effort to change the things he knew irritated me.

The irony here was that I thought he needed to change and yet I needed to change just as much! He may have needed ‘training’ to put things in the right place but I needed ‘training’ to be a better person.

What’s your favourite Bible verse?

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