I Love When My Husband Leaves His Socks On The Floor

Maybe you wives can attest to the little neat stack on the side of the bed that your husbands leave. Or the fact that his clothes land juuuust inches from the laundry basket, but not actually IN the basket. OR even that he conveniently leaves his socks on the floor.

I know, I know, it may make you want to scream! But don’t.

There is SO much beauty in that!

There are things that my husband does that irritates me, but quite frankly, there are lots of things I do that irritates him too! For example, I do. Not. Put. the cap back on the toothpaste. It irritates him so much that he bought me the toothpaste with the cap already attached. (And guess what… I still don’t put the flap down on that either….ooops!)

My husband may always leave his socks on the floor and I may always leave my cap off of the toothpaste, but that’s the beauty of marriage! We have things that we adore about each other and things that irritate us about each other, but it’s quite alright.

You see, if you’re not careful, you’ll start majoring in the minors!

Socks? Minor

His love for you? Major

Toothpaste cap off? Minor

My love for him ? Major!


I’ve learned to LOVE my husband leaving his socks on the floor. Why? Because those socks remind me of a few things.

  • They remind me that he’s still here! Gosh , I love my husband beyond words! I don’t even want to imagine him not being here with me any longer. I don’t want to spend my time complaining about things that really don’t matter.

          I call him my little slice of heaven right here on earth.

  • They remind me that he was hurriedly trying to spend time with me after being gone, so he would rather find my embrace than find the laundry basket.

          And that’s quite alright with me!

  • They remind me that we have a cozy home for him to come home to!

          And I’ll forever make sure it’s cozy!

Always remember someone is praying for the very thing you’re complaining about. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure!


I love this marriage quote from Ruth Graham where she said “I told God the negative and told my husband the positive” I LOVE that!

No husband wants a complaining wife. Your voice to your mate should be a place of peace and solace, not complaining and putting him down.

So yes, I love when he leaves his socks on the floor. And I pray that for the next 70 + years, I’ll wake up to his neat stack next to his bed.

For the next 7 days, I challenge you to pray prayers over your husband . Up for the challenge? Click here if you would like my list of daily prayers starting with today, Monday!


Be sure to get and share my new book, The God Given Husband. There’s a bonus chapter of questions to consider for a potential spouse. I would love to hear how it has blessed your family and friends in progressing their walk with Christ and in relationships.

Also, I would love to meet you April 21-22, in Atlanta for Bootcamp Atlanta. I will be speaking and can’t wait to share what God is doing alongside my husband Jonathan Ferguson.

Love you So much,

♥Amanda Ferguson♥
Wife. Mother. Author.

32 Comments

  1. Tiffany Alana on 13 Mar 2017 at 11:37 am

    Awww, wow! This one was awesome and cute. I absolutely never looked at it the way you explained from the three points. It is so true what you’ve said. I believe everything should take our complaints and the negative to God and not to him. God will provide room for us to communicate about things that might frustrate or irritate us about one another. We will laugh about it, not argue.

    Thank you again Lady Amanda for being the Godly example and inspiration we need for those of us preparing and those who have already stepped in. Appreciate you much as always!

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:02 pm

      awwww thank you!

    • Nikki on 14 Mar 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Tiffany, this blog was on point!!! Lady Amanda is strengthening us to be graceful and loving during the irritation moments.

    • Naa Yeboah on 15 Mar 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Hi Amada, Gods blessings to you and your family. Thank you for the insight. I love it. It made smile?. I agree with you. We must enjoy the time spend with our love ones instead of focus on the negatives. That waste precious time. Thank uou

  2. Patrice on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:06 pm

    This is what Ive been going through with my husband. I’m the type where everything has to be organized. When he leaves his stuff laying around it drives me crazy, I’m a person where certain things must be in organized places like the socks in the sock bin, shoes in the shoe rack forks with the forks and spoons with the spoons.Thank you for this blog, I try not to fuss and complain so what I do, I go and clean up all his clothes the same place as your husband, by his side of the bed. I clean the bathroom and he used my little jewelry cup for his toothbrush I was like ? so I created a new spot for my rings and jewelry lol ?

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Don’t let it drive you crazy 🙂 and you’re welcome!

  3. Amber Ellis on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I’m a young lady that is single who one day desires to be married and to actually be a wife. I think there’s a difference between being just married and actually being a wife! Anywho I love reading your blogs! Sooo helpful..and such a blessing.

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Definitely a difference and thank you! Glad you enjoy:)

  4. Tanzania on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Wow Sister Amandatory thank you again for another awesome blog. Even though I’m not yet married but single you still were able to give me a different perspective about my future husband leaving things on the floor. I never saw it as a means of complaining. But today my eyes were enlightened.m

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Welcome! Glad you enjoyed the read:)

  5. Shatara on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:35 pm

    This is absolutely refreshing. It may not be what we want to hear but it is necessary. We have to maintain our Godly character and take the necessary steps through the wisdom of God to be at peace with our mates and to be their peace. It is an awesome thing to bring out the king in my husband by remaining in my place where he can be glad to call me his queen! Thank God for your wisdom and please know that you are helping us to be Proverbs 31 women! Love you much!

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:37 pm

      amen and so glad you enjoyed the read! Love you too!

  6. Pamela on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I thank God for my husband of 20 years this year, hallelujah,. He’s not saved, yet, but I’m praying and believing that he will be one day. God bless you Ferguson family, you have been a inspiration to me..

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 1:30 pm

      amen and thank you 🙂

  7. Charlette Anderson on 13 Mar 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Very inspiring i loved it….

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 1:30 pm

      thank you!

  8. Tiffany Molden on 13 Mar 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Amanda! I’m sooo glad you’re back! I’ve really missed your blogs!

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 1:31 pm

      I’ve been back for awhile, but switched domains to upgrade site:) Be sure to catch up on any blogs you missed:)

  9. Ms. Betty Roberts on 13 Mar 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I’m not married (YET) but I will forever keep these words in a very special place in my heart for my future husband if it be Gods will to bless me with him. Thank you so much for your wisdom. God bless you and your family.

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 1:31 pm

      amen and thank you so much!

  10. Lisa k Adenle on 13 Mar 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Am a newlywed, only married since December 8 th last year. He’s a very God fearing man,I love the Lord also,I don’t want to lose him so I find myself praying a lot on how to be the wife that he’ll never regret. Some things I know but when am down or have doubt he makes sure I drop all negative thinking he said any advice on how to walk with him not behind him.?He’s from Nigeria.. Their church’s are totally different.

  11. Lisa k Adenle on 13 Mar 2017 at 2:45 pm

    You both are inspiration to me I don’t come on often but when I do there’s always uplifting words thank you and God bless you

    • amandafergusonblog on 13 Mar 2017 at 2:57 pm

      thank you, awesome 🙂

  12. Joann on 13 Mar 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Hello, Mrs. Ferguson you are a treasure to me. I am not married yet but when do get married I will follow your recipe. Girl you really got this love thing rocking and rolling. I fall in love just reading about your love.
    And let me not forget to mention you are a awesome WOG
    Love you and your family.

    Joann

    • amandafergusonblog on 14 Mar 2017 at 12:02 am

      lol awww thank you 🙂

  13. JaNese on 13 Mar 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Absolutely unbelievable how we, as wives can all somehow relate! I am literally looking at my hubby’s little pile on the side of the bed right now…socks and shorts to be exact! Lol. However, as you stated, there are several things on the counter in our bathroom that I left out this morning (rushing). I would not trade one second of our marriage and I’m thankful to have come across this sweet reminder. Love you & your blog so much! ❤

    • amandafergusonblog on 14 Mar 2017 at 12:14 pm

      yessss ! lol love you too sweet, Janese:)

  14. Karena on 13 Mar 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I really love you and your husband teamwork Go head Furgerson’s my husbands love that im the totall neat freak but it bothers him when i cant remember where i put any of his stuff?????mommy brain problems i have our five kids to look after while he out working but i love my babe.

    • amandafergusonblog on 14 Mar 2017 at 12:03 am

      thank you ! and I totally understand that mommy brain 🙂 lol

  15. Betty Sayles on 14 Mar 2017 at 11:58 am

    Such a Blessing & full of God -given Wisdom! Thank you so much for writing this.

  16. mommymemoment on 12 May 2017 at 12:52 am

    There is something so fresh, loving, and peaceful about THIS blog! Your heart flows from each word. Thank u for being so transparent.

    • amandafergusonblog on 12 May 2017 at 10:17 am

      awww thank you so much 🙂

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