"And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled."
We all want to be the wise woman who builds up her home but the honest truth is that sometimes we are not so wise. In fact, we might be more like a foolish woman instead who tears down her home.
" The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down." Proverbs 14:1
There are so many ways we might tear down our home and some of us might not even realize it. Some ways are obvious and some ways are not so much. The Scriptures sets the example for us as how our husbands should be able to trust in us:
"The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life."
I would love for you to go over this quick list over at True Woman and read the helpful list there entitled:
As a new Christian I would have loved to have read a list like this and now after 20 years of marriage I believe this is a great list and reminder.
I hope you find it insightful and helpful towards building a stronger marriage!
Do you struggle with respecting and loving your husband? What is the hardest part for you? Leave a comment below to share with us.
Prayer: Dear God, please help me to be the wife that you want me to be. I struggle at times to to obey your word and need your wisdom and guidance in all things. Help me to apply what I know you have commanded and to focus on loving and respecting my husband to bring You glory. Help me to remember that my husband is a sinner in need of your grace just like me and to show mercy, patience, and forgiveness towards Him as I would like to receive it. Help me to see our marriage in new eyes and thank you for the husband that you have given me. I pray this in Jesus' holy name, amen.
Resource: How to Build a Strong Christian Home
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