Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Wife is a Good Thing

**Don't forget ~ leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of Dining On A Dime by Tawra Kellam and Jill Cooper. You must be a US resident.**

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." Proverbs 18:22

Would your husband consider having you for a wife a good thing? This may seem like a silly question, but just sit and listen sometime. Even in Christian company, often, wives and husbands are not spoken well of. In fact, it is so common to speak poorly of your spouse that when someone speaks well of their husband or wife, people notice. Often, they are mostly just joining in ~ they do love their spouse, but they still willingly say hurtful things about them. Men talk about how difficult and nagging their wives are. Wives belittle their husbands and talk about how inept they are.

We should endeavor to live in such a way with our husband that he when he speaks of us it is to relate what a good thing he has in us. How blessed he is by the Lord to have us for his wife. I want my Beloved to always be able to speak well of me, not because I want "ego stroke", but because it means that I am living as a godly wife.

Think about how you relate to your husband. Be honest with yourself. Does he believe you to be a good thing in his life?


Anonymous said...

I would love to enter your contest - Andie at davidson@frontier.net

Thanks so much!

mother of the bride said...

When I was newly engaged to my dh 33 years ago next month, a wise Titus 2 woman gave me some valuable instruction. She told me that I should never under any circumstance speak negatively about my husband to others. I have followed that advice ever since.

It grieves me when I hear other Christian women belittling their husbands. Don't they know how harmful this kind of behaviour is to their relationship with their husbands? The more you say something, the more you come to believe it.


Anonymous said...

booklover ever interested in reading a new book! MamaBeestuff@gmail.com

Joyce said...

Today is the last day for the contest?
this is fun.
Joyce: mom of 11

silverhartgirl said...

I think my husband would think having me as a wife a good thing. we are still best friends after 14 years. I know having him as a husband is a great thing.
I would love to enter for the book I have been wanting it for a long time.