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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Being a Generous Wife

Here are a few great tips to help you become a more generous wife. I've garnered these from a great daily post that comes to me online. I hope you'll enjoy!

Take care to protect your husband's special places in the house. As women, we generally preside over most of the spaces in the house, decorating, cleaning and arranging them as we see fit. We have lots of places in the home that we use regularly. Men have much less space that they call their own.

Maybe your husband sees his office or desk as his domain. Maybe the basement is his favorite place. Or maybe he just has a special chair. Whatever it is, protect it! Keep the kids' toys and your own things away, keep the area clean, and give him time to decompress alone in his spot when he needs it!

Pray for wisdom for your husband in terms of balance in his life. Does he have enough rest, play time, work time, family time, etc. Getting sidetracked or too busy might cause him to miss out on what he needs for a healthy, balanced life. Ask God to give him eyes to see how to make time for what he needs.

A tip today, prayerfully consider your friends. Are they encouraging you to build your marriage? Are you encouraging them? What do you need to do to help your friendships be more supportive of marriage in general?

Be willing to consider your husband's perspective. Generally speaking, there are a number of ways that a given thing can be done. If your husband wants to do something a certain way because it makes better sense to him or is more convenient for him, why not? Do voice any concerns, of course, but make room for his perspectives, choices, etc. They are as valid as your own and need to be given consideration too, especially where they effect his time and energy.

Be accepting of his friends. When you respect his choice of friends you are respecting him. Unless they are seriously leading him into trouble, take the time to be polite to them, encourage them and, whatever the situation, pray for them.

When was the last time you gave your husband a REALLY SEXY card? How about today? Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. Song of Songs 2:3a NAS

1 comment:

Delia Latham said...

Every time I drop by your blog, it's as if God has dropped a word in your ear particularly for me. I needed this gentle reminder today ...

Thank you!

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