Learn to Love Both the Beautiful & the Broken

You are both beautiful and broken, all at the same time. How does that make you feel? From what I read in the Bible God is fine with this mix, and He wants us to be fine with it too.

Learn to Love Both the  Beautiful & the Broken

I’m certainly not saying we should stop caring about fixing our broken places. But the reality is we will still have broken places the day we die, and this will be true even if we work as hard as we can and live past 100. 

The other side of this is honestly seeing our beautiful places. God made you a beautiful woman, and there are plenty of wonderful things about you. Don’t let others tell you that you are broken in places that God calls beautiful, and don’t downplay your beautiful places. Embrace both the broken and the beautiful and stop being so hard on yourself.

Of course you husband is also beautiful and broken, and God seems to be okay with that too. How do you deal with that reality? How can you see his beautiful places better? How can you look at his broken places more the way God sees them?

~ Paul – I’m XY and I’m beautiful and broken.

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4 Comments on “Learn to Love Both the Beautiful & the Broken

  1. It is very important for us husbands to recognize our wife’s “beauty” inside as well as her beauty on the outside. Too many of us do not emphasize our wife’s qualities which make her such a beautiful woman.

    I made my wife a list of 25 qualities I appreciate and love about her an posted it on our refrigerator so all our visitors could see her hidden qualities. Of course she blushed, but still tells me how much she appreciates my list.

    We do not get a swelled head from hearing too many positive comments from our spouse.
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  2. I literally keep a file on my computer that lists all the beautiful qualities I love about my husband. I also write down times when he handles things in a way that a lot of men wouldn’t, when he understands me in ways that it seems many men don’t understand their wife. When he does something that touches me deeply, or makes me happy, no matter how little it is. I set that against those times when I get annoyed, frustrated, or angry about the broken places in him. Not that I’m a Pollyanna, those broken things need to be addressed in God’s time and way, just as they do in me. But that file has really helped to put things in perspective when I’m upset about some small thing that doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme. It reminds me of the beautiful when my human tendency would otherwise be to focus on the broken. He’s also really good about reminding me about the beautiful in me, when my tendency would be to focus on the broken.

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