Sunday, July 28, 2013
An Angry and Contentious Woman
Today I read Proverbs 21 and it never fails to amaze me how a woman in a mans life can uplift and raise to new heights, or can tear down and destroy. Solomon states in this chapter that it is better to dwell in the wilderness than in a house with an angry and contentious woman. It is sad that so many women throughout history have decided to be this way and give women a bad name. Because there are many pure and virtuous women that are only trying to do what is right and help those around them. The challenge is, they don't all act the way they should. Now, neither do men, in fact I daresay that men act the way they should even less than women do, however there seems to be something about women that when they get angry they stay angry longer and don't ever seem to forget about it, even if they calm down. The old saying goes that a man will forget but never forgive while a woman will forgive but never forgive. I have found this to be true in life and both are wrong. The Savior has commanded us to forgive AND forget. We are to treat each other as we want to be treated and that involves moving past the wrongs that we have had committed against us. That is the only way we can move forward and progress. Otherwise we are damned. Until tomorrow.