Sacrifice in marriage: ‘giving up something good for something of far greater worth’

So …

I was asked again the other day about this …

Sacrifice in marriage: giving up something good for something of far greater worth

… the beard … my husband’s beard …

No, I do not like my husband’s beard.

I hate it, actually.

I hate the hair in our bathroom sink and on my pillow. I hate not being able to touch his clean-shaven face or his beautiful bald head. I hate that we spend more now on shampoo and hair product and beard oil/cream/andothercrap.

But …

But I also love my husband’s beard for what it stands for.

It stands for chasing dreams and using talents and having courage.

My husband’s background/degree is in theater. And he basically left that behind after we got married and I asked to move back home to Missouri from California. He’s done some amazing things with students over the years as a director/teacher but not much with acting.

So he’s been growing the beard out for a couple of acting projects. And that means I absolutely love the beard (despite my eye rolling and sometimes complaining).

Dieter F. Uchtdorf said: “An acceptable sacrifice is when we give up something good for something of far greater worth.”

I sometimes forget that.

But that’s the beard and what it means. I’m giving up that beautiful bald head and clean-shaven face for something greater.

(And I’m praying the projects will be done by December … so that “fear the beard” will be replaced by “bald is beautiful” once again).

Sacrifice in marriage: giving up something good for something of far greater worth

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