*Though this may apply to all kinds of husbands, it is particularly the case when your husband is a minister.
1. It makes him look good.
Of course it does! Karen Grant said that “big lights attract big bugs” and if there are some big uglies out there around the light, well, he must be big enough to be a threat to bring out all the bugs. And the light usually sticks around longer than the bugs.
2. It makes you grateful.
I never thought to thank my husband for not being a racist. Of course, if he had been a racist, I never would have married him. But once people start calling him one, then I find I have one more blessing to thank God for.
3. It’s a good sign.
It’s a danger sign, according to Scripture, when everyone only has nice things to say about you. (Luke 6:26)
4. It’s a reason for a party.
If Jesus says we are to rejoice and be exceeding glad when people spread lies about us, then that means God wants us to throw a party! (Matthew 5:11-12)
5. It’s God’s way of a promotion.
1 Peter 4:14 says that when we are reproached for the name of Christ, the Spirit of glory and of God rests on us. Now that’s a promotion!
6. You are in good company!
Jesus was slandered, Paul was slandered, and most, if not all, of the prophets and apostles were slandered. What great preacher was not slandered? Your husband must be doing something right.
7. It’s a sign that your opponents are desperate.
Well, think about it. If the true stuff about your husband is not going to start a riot, then the troublemakers have to make up some spicy stuff. It’s the oldest device in the world, seeing that it started with the devil. And lies are the language of the devil.
8. It reveals who your friends really are.
Nothing like a good controversy to test loyalties. You may be surprised at which of your friends are hitting the “like” button on your slanderer’s post. But, it’s good to know now rather than later.
9. Believe it or not, your church will be healthier for it.
When your congregation sees your husband stand firm, it gives them great confidence.
10. It gives your daughters opportunities to write some awesome blog posts!