Be Her Mirror

The worst invention in the world has been…the mirror.

I have been saying this for years, but I honestly believe the mirror is a monster.  It has the ability to convince my wife that she is not beautiful and that she is flawed.  When most women look into a mirror they typically only see their perceived imperfections:  “I’m too fat”  “I’m too skinny”  “I’m ugly”  “I wish I had fuller lips”  “I wish I didn’t have freckles” and the list goes on.

Breaking all the mirrors in your home…

is unfortunately not an option.  Plus, consider all the combined “7 years of bad luck” you would have to endure.  Besides if you broke all the mirrors in your home you would not only have a difficult time shaving, but you would also freak your wife out.  So how do we as men combat the lies that the mirror tells our wives?

Be her mirror.

It sounds silly, but I would argue that it works!  Tell your wife about her beauty.  Be specific with no expectation of reward.  Listen to the clues that she is sending you when she’s getting ready in the morning.  If you hear her being hard on herself, take note of it.  Then later in the day compliment her on the area she was struggling with in the mirror.

Tape notes to her mirror.

I’ve been taping notes to my wife’s mirror for years.  She seems to like them as they remain there until I put new ones up.  Make them personal, something that she will smile at when she reads them.  You can even use scripture: Song of Songs 4:7 “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”  This is one of my personal favorites, because I see no flaw in my wife when I look at her beauty.

So give it a try.  Be your wife’s mirror.  Remind her that she is the only one that your eye is drawn to.  I promise that she will appreciate you more for it.

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