One night at the dinner table, the wife commented, “When we were first married, you took the small piece of steak and gave me the larger piece. Now you take the larger one and leave me the smaller one. You don’t love me anymore.”
Her husband responded, “That’s nonsense, darling. You just cook better now.”
Successful marriages have two qualities: a man who is quick on his feet, and sacrifice. In this story, we see only one of the two.
When God created man and woman, he said they are to be one. That means that as husband and wife, we are to put one another first. We are to give before we receive and listen before we speak. We are to keep the holy triangle in place: God, husband, and wife. We are to put our husband or wife first.
And if, along the way, the wife becomes a better cook, well that’s okay, too.