I thought I was all alone.
The only one.
Just this past weekend, I’m discovered I’m not the only wife whose husband loves southern gospel music.
While in Bakersfield, California, I met Jennifer and Kris. They’ve been married five-years, and he’s a huge southern gospel fan. When I found out Jennifer doesn’t like southern gospel music, I was elated. It turns out they navigate their differing musical palates much like Leif and I do—with phrases like, “Please, turn that off!” and “I just can’t take it!” and “no more!”
Yes, I’ve listened to Gold City, The Happy Goodmans, and other classic southern gospel groups. My father-in-law is a passionate fan. My husband followed in his tracks. They talk about going to Branson together. I plan to stay home.
So if your husband loves southern gospel music and you don’t, you’re welcome to join Jennifer and I as part of our support group (WWHLSGM—or whatever crazytown acronym we can come up with). Leif thought of WOGL – Wives Of Gospel Lovers but I think we can think up something better…
And for all the wives whose husbands can’t stand southern gospel music, sorry, but you’re going to have to form your own club.
What’s your least favorite southern gospel song or artist? (Or your significant others’ favorite?)
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