A good friend recently sent me a picture of a sign that read, “My next husband will be normal.”
Good luck with that.
Alfred Adler, 18th century Austrian psychotherapist, quipped, “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”
Here’s my challenge. Quit looking for the right spouse and become the right spouse. When Solomon said, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing” (Proverbs 18:22), he didn’t place any conditions on her. He didn’t say a “normal wife” or “beautiful wife” or “perfect wife” was a good thing . . . just “a wife.”
I ran across an article by a man named Victorino Abrugar titled, “32 Qualities of a Good Husband.” Translation – the traits that comprise the “normal spouse” are endless.
The fact is, none of us has a perfect marriage because none of us is a perfect mate. And none of us is completely “normal,” whatever that is.
Recovery Step: Accept your spouse the way he or she is, quirks and all. “Normal” is overrated.