Lea and I are very different in so many ways. For example …
* She’s organized, I’m not.
* I’m a morning person, she’s a night owl.
* She’s an introvert, I’m an extrovert.
* I’m a get there “10 minutes early” type of person, she’s a “I will get there eventually, stop rushing me,” type girl.
Sometimes the only thing we think we have in common is the same wedding anniversary. 😀
We could go on and on, but you get the idea. One of the worst things we did early in marriage was try and change the other to be more like us. We felt we needed to fix the other, they must be broken.
Our marriage improved tremendously when we quit trying to fix one another, and accepted one another for how God made them. Now we allow our differences to be strengths in our marriage.
Do our differences still drive us crazy at times? YES … but we’ve accepted the fact that we are different. Our job is not to “fix” the another, but to love them for how God made them.
Being different is totally okay.
How are you and your spouse different?