Wednesday, November 10, 2021

How to Bring Your Husband "Good" and Not "Harm" ~Proverbs 31:12


"She brings him good, 

not harm all the days of her life."

~Proverbs 31:12

Do you ever stop to think about this verse and how you might practice this through out the day?

Clearly when we read all of Proverbs 31 there are several ways:

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 [a]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,

    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

We recently shared this on our Facebook page:

We all need a good reminder now and then and it is helpful to hear to hear good ideas from others who are trying to do the same. 

Here were some of the great responses:

Support him as he does back breaking work every single day to make our lives as comfortable as possible. I will pray for him. I will get up early every morning and share the events of our day with a cup if coffee. I will greet him with excitement and longing when I get home from work. I will arrange our schedules and make my time away easier on him. I will make big meals so he doesn't have to worry about what to feed our children when he gets home from work. ~Kymberly B.

Even if you are frustrated with him, do not go around telling other people how you feel. Pray for him! ~Nicole P.

"Praise him! Think over the last month of all the ways He’s blessed you, small and big and tell him Thank you. Let him know you see!" ~Kimberly M.

Keep your mouth closed when angry. ~ Juliet S.

Being not full of fear with an unknown and rapidly changing future (unexpected job loss). He is concerned enough without any hysterics from me! - Margaret D.

I like to compliment him. “You’re handsome” “ oh that’s manly” “ I like you.” All to which he replies, “ One does try.” ( he’s British) ~Mandy

Our family is going through a lot right now. I want to make sure he can do his stressful job and come home to a good supper and as much peace as I can make in his home. I will try to be joyful and not complain around him. ~ Dana R.

Show appreciation even when he doesn’t do things the way you would. ~Jane S.

Always have his back in public, make the home a sanctuary from the stress of the world, if a father than help him recognize how important he is to the kids life and respect and praise him! - Dawn S.

I make salads every day as I eat vegan. I am getting him to enjoy them with me. Keeping him healthy. ~Doreen B.

Be his best friend! Always praise the 90% of what you love about him instead of only bringing up the 10% that you think is not good enough. Date him, love him! Me and my husband text each other everyday and say something positive and how much we love each other! 20yrs together and I can tell you, staying dating each other is the key! ~ Elisa B.

How about just have fun! I think we forget to just go have fun together. ~Loran M.

Learn his love language. ~ Virginia M. 

Make his favorite cookies...take care of ourselves to look nice 4 him. Regular haircuts, shower, fresh clothes ,occasional new outfit or earrings. These things often get neglected when busy chasing large families. ~ Lori N.

Make the house a home that he can't wait to get home to. ~Rhonda H. 

Stop spending all the money. Talking to you, Kayte M! ~Kayte M.

"Make him a peach cobbler."

Make sure my words are edifying, positive and encouraging. ~Carrie M.

Speak Scripture to him in a text message. - Carol M.

By praying over him from head to foot- his mind, his eyes, his ears, his tongue, his hands, his feet, and most especially his heart and soul. ~Judy L.

You can read the rest of over 300+ comments at the thread HERE.

Also, please remember that this is Facebook and use discernment as you read through the comments!

If you need further encouragement in this area we highly recommend reading your Bible and we also suggest this helpful book:

The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace

Ladies, I hope you are encouraged as you build strong homes this week!

What would  *you* add?

Sweet friend, do you know the Lord and if you are going to heaven? Please read this to be sure.

If you need help learning God's Word be sure to find a good Bible.

We'd also love for you to join our Titus 2 group!

And don't forget to check out our newly released WISE WOMAN GIFT GUIDE 2021!


Tracy said...

I have that book and absolutely love it and recommend it. I believe our society is getting further away these days. In today's society people would just rather leave their marriages or relationships instead of working on their marriages. They say it's easier to find someone else. It is so sad.

June Fuentes @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home said...

Dear Tracy,

I agree, it is so sad and we need to fight for strong marriages and pray for wisdom and guidance always.


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