Category Archives: Be a Better Wife Wednesday

Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Book Study: The Excellent Wife (Chapter 8)

A SAHM’s domain is her home. Any wife really, home is her thing.  There is the ol’  “But is it the woman’s responsibility” argument, which if you are a Christian I will not entertain because of the scriptural support (Mainly Titus 2 and 1Tim 5)  and if you aren’t then I will just leave that for you to hash out with your husband. I’m going to move forward in this post acknowledging a few truths: A wife should take care of her home We are not to be lazy. We are not to be “too busy”. If you have run…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesdays |Book Study: The Excellent Wife (Chapter 1)

I’m with Martha on this one, submissive was not a word I ever associated with myself, but the only thing I never argue with is the Bible. So, of course, God would put right there for me (and you) to see!!  “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.”Ephesians 5:22 AND in case you missed it, or thought it was a mistake… ” Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” Colossians 3:18 A dear friend of ours once told me when he first met Amos and I he would literally cringe…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Let it Go

    I’ve heard it said, the best marriages are ones who have 2 good “forgivers”.  I bet it’s true too!! Marriage is better when you just let it go. My husband likes to remind me how flawed he is. He always wants me to remember he is a sinner and will fail me.  Being he is the best man I’ve ever known, I struggle with remembering those truths on occasion. Anyone who has been in a relationship more than a few hours can tell you their partner isn’t perfect. We say things like “they are perfect for us.” or…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Please Stop…

  Marriage can be such a wonderful blessing in which God uses two people to compliment, grow, and strengthen each other. Marriage can also be stressful, overwhelming, and painful. Unfortunately, sometimes I think we are our own worst enemy in our marriage and we are choosing stress and pain over growth and peace. Let it not be so!! Let’s do all we can,as far as it concerns us, to have fulfilling, peaceful marriages where Christ’s relationship to the church can be glorified.   That being said…I would like to ask you to PLEASE STOP:   1. Criticizing your husband: Focus…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday | My Good Husband | A Lesson Learned

  We had our 5th child two weeks ago. (Click here if you missed the birth story) My husband has been home, taking care of our other four children (5 and under) for the last 2 weeks and he goes back to work tomorrow. I’m going to get a little “braggy” for a moment, so just skip the next paragraph if you are not in the mood to read about somebody else’s wonderful husband. I’ve been there, but if you stick with me through the “braggy” I will have a point hopefully beneficial to you and your marriage. My husband…

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Be A Better Wife | Transparency (Part 2)

  Often times I hear wives talking about difficulties in their marriage or their struggles as a wife and when asked if they have discussed these issues with their husband the response if often, “no”. This lack of transparency in a Christian marriage is troubling to me.  I do not want this at all to be confused with “venting” or speaking every emotional thought that runs through your mind.  Our husbands are the leaders of our homes, and we are their greatest asset next the the Lord. We need to let them know when something is wrong. When I last…

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Be A Better Wife | Transparency (Part 2)

  Often times I hear wives talking about difficulties in their marriage or their struggles as a wife and when asked if they have discussed these issues with their husband the response if often, “no”. This lack of transparency in a Christian marriage is troubling to me.  I do not want this at all to be confused with “venting” or speaking every emotional thought that runs through your mind.  Our husbands are the leaders of our homes, and we are their greatest asset next the the Lord. We need to let them know when something is wrong. When I last…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday | A Check List

    Marriage is tough, not always, but marriage can be really difficult. Biblical standards are high, and most of us strive to have a strong, healthy, joy filled marriage, which takes work. Most days I really love my husband.  Most days I remember he is the greatest man I’ve even known. Most days I’m grateful God gave him to me to share in our daily life.    Ah, but then there are those other days (or just fleeting moments in days)  where I forget these wonderful facts and I lose myself in selfishness, pride and/or some form of self…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Prayers for my Husband

  After a recent discussion with my husband, I wrote down these 3 prayers for him.     For him to seek only after God’s will for his life and his dreams. To make eternal things his highest priority. For him to have his  morning time to work with the boys (they are the oldest) with their bible verses and in discipling  them.   These were the requests of my dearest husband.   Have you asked your husband recently how you can best pray for him?

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday

Some days all we can do is pray…     Lord, please help us all to obey the Bible at all times and especially when it comes to being a wife. Let us submit to our husbands as to the Lord out of love and respect trusting You to be working in their lives.  Let my words be edifying to my husband. Let no unwholesome word come out of my mouth. Let me serve out of love and respect and not some blind obedience. Show me where I am lacking. Let me be a helpmate who does all she can…

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