Are You Wired for Makeup or for Beer?

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Well, the above image from his web site is probably just one more reason why Douglas Wilson will never be allowed a leadership position in the Southern Baptist Convention (not that he would ever want one, that is).

But I digress; this post is supposed to be about differences in perspective. I have shown the above image to quite a few committed Christian men (most of whom don’t drink, by the way) and all of them hysterically laugh.

Why is that? A disdain for makeup? A fondness for intoxication?

No, of course not, makeup and beer are only comic “placeholders” that represent what is really funny:

  1. Men and women truly have very different “wiring”— the way they see life, what is important, and how to achieve it.
  2. We often don’t realize how different our wiring is in an individual situation even if we acknowledge our differences in a global, generic sort of way.
  3. We have a tendency to re-interpret our spouses’ perspective in the light of our own (“that’s what the beer is for”)
  4. Doing that often lands us in big trouble, sometimes without us even realizing it.

Bottom line for today: YOUR SPOUSE IS NOT YOU! Now hit the beat, and let’s be careful out there.

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