I Don't Like Magic Middles... A Musing on Marriage

We were in the cookie aisle of the grocery store, and it was the very first time we had grocery shopped as husband and wife.  The cookie choices were bombarding us from the shelves--enticing names--some of which don't even exist anymore. Like Magic Middles. My husband reached for the Magic Middles, and I stopped him dead in his tracks. "I don't like Magic Middles." I said it with such finality--as if to say, "Don't even think about buying those Magic Middles." My husband knew, at that moment, that I was a serious cookie connoisseur. I immediately felt bad and told him to go ahead and buy the Magic Middles, but, instead, he suggested we choose the cookies together.  To this day, with a big grin, sometimes he'll just pop out with, "I don't like Magic Middles."

Since then, we've disagreed on WAY more serious things than cookies, of course.  Wouldn't it be great if the most serious disagreements husbands and wives ever had were over cookies?   Life is so complicated, so difficult, and so unpredictable. Sometimes, honestly, my husband and I seem so extremely different.  The beauty of that is,  I see how clearly our personalities actually complement each other.  Some of my husband's strengths are some of my weaknesses, and vice versa. God put us together so wonderfully.  I thank Him for my husband who is also a wonderful dad to our kids.

And, yes, I still have a weakness for cookies...

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9 comments

  1. Oh, so true! And, yes, I wish our disagreements were only about cookies! But, God! He gives us grace, even in marriage! :)
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    Christie
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    1. I'm so glad you came by Christie, and I'm looking forward to visiting you!

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  2. Conflict is so much easier to resolve in marriage if you are both centered on Christ. On another note, I've never had a magic middle cookie.

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    1. So very true. About the Magic Middles--They were around for a little while about the time we got married, 23 years ago!)

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  3. So true! I see how my husband and I are exactly the opposite yet perfectly complement, meeting the weaknesses of the other. Amazing how that happens. And it's amazing how grace changes a marriage. Blessings to you!

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    1. Yes, so amazing! Blessings to you too, Christina!

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  5. Ha! So true... Thanks for sharing this with the Thrive @ Home community!

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  6. I don't think I even know what magic middles are. Guess I'm out of the loop. I now know to stay away. ;D
    I, too, wish it was more about "magic middles" but know that those differences are a part of the gift God has given us in each other. Thanks for the encouraging reminder.

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