I’ve fallen off the “Better Wife” wagon and have noticed myself failing, in what I consider, some pretty crucial areas in our marriage. It is difficult to admit when we fail, but if I really want to improve it’s best for me to get all this out there and those of you who know me personally can check up on me…an accountability of sorts. Feel free to send encouraging emails and comments too!!
I love marriage. I love the idea of keeping a promise, a vow, no matter how difficult or trying the circumstance. I love the concept of another person knowing you so well, God actually uses them daily to help sanctify and grow you in spiritual maturity.
- I love to pray for Christian Marriages.
- I believe in traditional marriage.
- My heart has been achy for my marriage.
- I know there are things to just let go and some to just stop doing all together.
- I see the value in transparency as you can see here and here.
But oh, how I can fail…in the little things and the big ones too.
Here are my goals.
I will not question my husband when he is parenting our children: They are HIS children too!!! He loves them as much as I do, just differently at times. He has their best interest in mind. He is a good man, continually growing in the Lord, seeking to be more like Christ and I can trust him (and God through him) to parent my children…EVEN IF HE DOES IT DIFFERENT THAN ME!!!!!
I will speak respectfully and use my manners with my husband: I hate how our families often get the worst of us. My husband is my dearest friend and I’m determined to give him to best of me and treat him better than anyone else. I care most about what God and my husband think about me and it’s about time my actions reflect such!!!
…and because I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew for the moment, I’m only going to have one more.
I will remember my husband has a difficult job too: Though our jobs (as mommies) are important, our husbands jobs as fathers are important too! Sometimes it feels like I do everything, but its just not true. my husband does so much too, and not just by providing for our family, but around the house and outside too. He may have different priorities than I do, and different tasks may seem more important to him, but he has an important job with its own set of difficulties.
Practically this means:
- I will not complain about the laundry, the dishes, or the mess.
- I will enjoy the privilege of educating my children.
- I will happily help my husband with the tasks he wants to accomplish when he is home.
Remember being a better wife will make you a better mom.
Respect your husband. Make him important in your life.
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