HEY!! Glad you made it to another week of Wifey Wednesday!
Things are getting pretty exciting here and I’m blessed to have you come along with me on this journey
As a wife, I want to do everything within my power to be a good wife; to make my marriage as good and stable as it can be. However, reality is, I fall short most days.
Each day I wake up and do the best I can knowing that I’m human with many short comings.
Thank goodness each day is a fresh start!
I want to share with you her top 15 tips verbatim, while adding my own successes and falls along the way
■ (my thoughts will be the italicized comments in parenthesis).
These are 15 wonderful wifey tips you’re not gonna wanna miss!
This is where you get to know a bit about me and maybe relate in some way. That sure would be nice, as for me there is nothing worse than feeling like I’m the only one who is struggling.
1. Respect him. Respecting your man let’s him know you believe in him and that you support him, his vision, and his leadership abilities.
■ (Respect comes in so many ways: the way I talk to Mr Right; the way I talk about Mr Right to others, the way my actions are interpreted, and so much more)
…and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33
And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Genesis 2:18
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14
10. Don’t treat him like a child; you are not his mother, you are his wife.
■ (I actually giggled when I read this one because Mr Right accuses me of this frequently. I am really good at getting my mama voice out when I speak to him about some things)
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6
14. Be intentional about being a godly wife. Your conduct will help your husband rise to the challenge/occasion of being a more godly husband. Remember, you are a wife of influence!
■ (I think I’m getting better at this one, especially since I started intentionally writing about becoming a better more Godly wife here on Wifey Wednesdays 🙂 )
Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives. 1 Peter 3:1
15. Leave and cleave; make sure you share your heart with your husband more than with anyone else, including your mother, sister, friends, etc.
■ (Um, well what can I say. When Mr Right and I are good, this one’s easy. When we’re not so good, this one is quite the challenge)
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
As you can see, being a good and Godly wife is not easy…most things that can strengthen our marriages are simple, but simple does not always translate into easy.
I struggle with more than I care to, but through each struggle I become better. Better at dealing with strong emotions, better at communicating with Mr. Right and better at being a better wifey! 🙂
I’m not giving up, even though I fall short on many of the 15 tips!!
Which of the 15 do you most struggle with? Are there other tips you’ve used or tried?
I’d love to hear from you!!