My brain gets stuck on things and then once again, “fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”
See, I’ve listened to great marriage counselors and speakers who talk about how they “married up”, married someone who was out of their league.
Always, it is a guy. I’ve never heard a woman say this. Of course, I’ve also never heard a woman say, “he married up when he got me.” That would be weird.
Now, as someone who married up, I find myself still having a problem with this.
What is the end result?
OK, so your husband is an idiot. He’s a loser. He can’t do anything right.
Oh wait, your wife is perfect. Walk in shame next to her.
Yeah, I know, overly dramatic, but here’s the problem. God gave us to each other. I don’t believe he ever goes, “well, this one is great but I can’t find a good match for them. Guess I’ll just give them this one.”
I’m pretty sure that when God brings two people together, he’s stoked because he is bringing the best for both people. Even with all their faults and issues, they are RIGHT for each other. RIGHT! Each is blessed to be with the other. The world is blessed because they are together.
It really is amazing.
So yeah, I married up. I would never claim to be better than her. But maybe I should see myself as perfect for her and step it up a bit.