"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Learning to be a {Good Wife}

I have been trying lately, after reading The Power of a Praying Wife and several other books, to be the wife my husband needs.  What I have learned though is that it’s not all about that.  Submitting to most, and used to be to me, is a bad word.  I also thought that all those verses were so awful, submitting in EVERYTHING!!  I would really get upset over that.  When he spoke hatefully to me, didn’t want to help out with certain things, all the excuses I gave to not submit. 
After reading more I have learned that we are not just submitting to our husbands but we are submitting to our Lord!  That is the most important part!  Doesn’t He deserve that from us!?!  After all He has done for us?   Believe me,  I’m still not perfect and will never be, but I am slowly learning and I think as long as I keep learning and trying then that is all He wants!


“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”  Ephesians 5:22-24

I got another wonderful devotional from the ladies at Girlfriends in God and I really loved the list Sharon gave from her book.  Here it is…


 The Power of a Woman's Words.
Sharon Jaynes
Words to Never Say to Your Husband
1.      I told you so.   
2.      You just don't think.  
3.      It's your fault.  
4.      What's wrong with you? 
5.      I can't do anything to please you.
6.      All you care about is yourself.  
7.      You never listen to me.  
8.      I don't know why I put up with you.  
9.      What do you want now?  
10.  How many times do I have to tell you?

Words Your Husband Longs to Hear
  1. I've been thinking about you all day.
  2. What can I do for you today? 
  3. How can I pray for you today?
  4. The best part of my day is when you come home.
  5. You are one of God's most precious gifts to me. 
  6. You are so wonderful.
  7. You look so handsome today. 
  8. I don't feel complete without you. 
  9. I will always love you. 
  10. I trust your decisions.


"A good wife is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds" Proverbs 31:10
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.  Proverbs 31:11-12
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1 comment:

Desiray said...

I love the list you have here Nicole, we as women need to practice it more. They love hearing good things it's encouraging for them and oh the reward for us. I know when I do little things and say little things of sweetness to my husband girl let's just say it goes a long way. LOL

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