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TBONE61
Nov 4th 2008, 03:53 PM
1 Peter 3:1-2 (New King James Version)

1] 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, 2] when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.

The Savvy Wife

Nobody knows you like your family knows you. They see all of your great qualities , and the not so great ones as well. And Nobody knows you better than your spouse. Stop and think about it: would you really want to live with YOU most days? How do you find fulfillment and the joy of living inside the home? Peter says to forget about yourself and think of your "better half" instead. Women should be "submissive" to their husbands. That word does not mean "subservient." It means cooperating with the husband in his role as the leader of the home; willingly and intentionally helping him realize God's vision for what your home together should be. In the process, the wife affirms the husband, and the husband carries his responsibilities with increased confidence and assurance. Sounds pollyannaish to you? Try it for a week and see what happens. It may be the best week you've had together in a long time.

FOR TODAY: Find ways to affirm and value your wife or husband.

Dani H
Nov 4th 2008, 04:46 PM
Wives have great power in the home. The two are one flesh. Why would we fight against our own flesh? We can either fight with our spouses, or seek to undergird them and support them and be their partner. Which works both ways. Unity is great strength, and a united couple (not one that agrees on everything and thinks alike, but one that supports one another regardless of differences in opinions), along with God, will make that three-fold cord that is not easily broken. If we do not support our spouses, pray for them, be their partners, and undergird them, then who will?

If not me, then who?
If not today, then when?

TBONE61
Nov 5th 2008, 05:45 PM
Good post and some excellent points.

Thanks.