“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her.” Proverbs 31:11
With Valentine’s Day approaching in just a few days… I thought it would be fun to focus on different aspects of the marriage relationship or rather, how you and I can be better wives! Proverbs 31 tells us that the heart of the virtuous woman’s husband could safely trust in her. Does your husband trust you or does his hear lie in fear of what is coming?
What do you cook for your husband?
- Do you like to cook?
- Day in and day out, do you provide nutritious, home cooked, meals?
- Do you go out of your way to prepare food your husband will enjoy?
I am at home typically all day everyday. Since we homeschool, everyone (aside from my husband) is home for every meal. Rarely will we ever eat out. So, I cook a lot. I like to make a wide variety of foods from scratch including ethnic foods. My husband always “brags” about what a good cook I am to others. Having a big family means I have to cook a lot of food everyday.
I have also, over the years tried to make my cooking healthier which often means less “comfort foods.” I realized one day a few years ago that my husband just isn’t as happy if all I cook is “light” salads, Mediterranean style meals, etc. He really feels taken care of and loved if I cook his favorite comfort foods. So, I try to make his favorite foods several times a week. Maybe your husband is the opposite and really wants to eat only low-fat or vegan dishes. Whatever it is that makes your husband feel loved when he sits down to dinner should be made a priority in your meal planning.
Even if you think your husband should eat more vegetables, don’t dismiss his favorite meals! Instead, try to find ways to cut out the fat and add more nutrients. You could even try some recipes from the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld and learn how to disguise veggies in your recipes.
I have met a lot of women over the years who claim to be terrible cooks. Maybe you are one of them. If you burn everything you bake and can’t seem to get it right, I want to encourage you to get a basic cookbook and choose a new recipe several times a week to try. Follow the instructions carefully and then pay attention! Burned food only happens when we get distracted! Practice makes perfect. Do it for your husband and for your children. Food creates memories that will be carried in the hearts of your family for a lifetime. It is so important!