The Heart of Her Husband: Day 7

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“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?

You can read the rest of this series here.

Do you have a habit of nagging your husband?

“A nagging wife is as annoying as the constant dripping on a rainy day.” Proverbs 27:15 (NLT)

Have you ever found yourself nagging your husband to do basic chores around the house? Pick up your socks! Take out the trash! Don’t leave your dirty dishes on the table. Go mow the grass. Yada, yada, yada.

The Bible tells us that a nagging wife is like the annoying sound of a leaky faucet. A lot of wives feel that the only way they’ll ever get help from their husbands is by nagging them… over and over again. Nagging rarely ever works and when it does there is likely to be a feeling of resentment on both sides of the issue. It seems a little funny to me that husbands and wives way back in the Bible times had the same issues married couples face today. Obviously, some things never change!

However, there are some things you can do to help the situation if you feel like you need to nag your husband to get him to do anything.

  1. Pray about it. God is always there waiting to listen and help. He knows your concerns, so go ahead and lay it on Him. Maybe you’ll get a new perspective on things or even see a change in your husband’s willingness to help!
  2. Ask your husband once or twice and if the chore does not get done, do it yourself or let it go.
  3. Work out a compromise. Calmly discuss which chores/ activities each of you is responsible and then make a pact to each hold up your end of the deal.

Nagging your husband on a regular basis can cause lasting damage to your marriage. “It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.” Proverbs 21:29 (NLT)

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  1. I put together a little Valentines book to mail to my husband as we have to be apart this month. I headed each page with a fruit of the spirit and wrote a sentence or two about how my husband brought each one to our marriage and added " Thank You" to the bottom of each page.( I saw a similar idea on Monica's blog last year done as a banner with each word being written on a heart-shaped cut out.) It was a lovely way to spend a quiet half hour on a Sunday afternoon and I will be making a note of what I wrote in my prayer journal too to remind me through the coming year just how much he does for the family even though he is out and about so much. Thank you for this thoughtful and thought-provoking series. Gill.