Chapter 6: Lies Women Believe About Marriage
Day 2: Letting Go
Lie #22: “It is my responsibility to change my mate.”
Let’s face it: we like projects. There’s a reason that DIY has been so popular for so long. We love to watch shows where people transform houses (I’ll confess, I can’t get enough of Fixer-Upper), we spend hours on Pinterest finding projects we can tackle in our home, and we can’t wait to go to the thrift store to find something we can refurbish. I see it constantly.
Oddly enough, there’s not only an endless supply of ideas, instructions, and materials to build or fix-up whatever you want, there are also some pretty funny fails. It’s not that surprising, though, when you consider what’s offered:
Let me just be completely, 100% honest with you: as amazing and as simple as it looks to paint that? IT’S NOT. And yet more than 11,000 people have bookmarked this picture… many of them will plan to one day do it… and some of them will actually attempt it. Of those, not many will succeed.
But seriously, who wouldn’t want to have that image in their home? It’s so beautiful, so peaceful. And now that we’ve seen it, we want it, don’t we? Sure, the room is fine the way it is, but it could always be improved, right? And then we start looking around at other people’s homes to get ideas… we like what they have better than what we have, and we can’t unsee it – now we need it.
Why am I talking about DIY projects? Because some women treat their husbands like a DIY project. Continue reading