A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; You can’t turn it off, and you can’t get away from it.
The tactic of nagging is a tenacity to get what you want.
Believe it or not, the nagging of a woman is actually a pretty smart tactic for her to get her way. In fact, Jesus used the example of a nag to demonstrate the tenacity of prayer that is often required.
A widow goes to the one who had authority to protect her, namely the judge, and pleaded with him constantly, “Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.”
The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’ – Luke 18:4-5
Here’s the lesson for men. We’re in the position of authority. A nagging wife is making her request known to her husband for her to get her petition answered. We can gripe about it – but there is often truth in her constant badgering.
I’m pretty confident that you’re not going to share this Daily Champion with your wife, but take some time to consider it.
The quickest way to stop your wife from nagging is to do what she asks of you.