When A Wife Treats Her Husband Like A Child

Sometimes, I overhear a woman speak to her husband as if she were his mother.  It might sound something like this, “Where are all those receipts, I’ve told you and told you, to let me know how much you spent.” or, “Don’t you think you should be going to church more?” or, “Maybe you could get a better job, one that pays more.” or, “I have to do everything around here; can’t you do anything right?” “I can’t trust you to take care of the kids while I’m gone.” I’m certain all of these words are very demeaning and belittling to the man. Surely, you must have the right to be fed up when your husband doesn’t act responsibly, or do what is acceptable in your eyes....

3 key things I learned from my mom about being a wife

Sixty-plus years of marriage is worth something when it comes to marriage wisdom. Although I could write a book (or two) about all I’ve learned from my parent’s marriage, I’m choosing these 3 major ones that I learned from my momma. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: I didn’t hear her bash him, discuss his weaknesses, tear him down or tear him up. If there was an issue going on between the two of them, she didn’t advertise it and she certainly didn’t share it with us kids. She was consistently showing him the kind of respect that made her children want to do the same. What dad said mattered. What dad thought mattered. She made him feel important by making what he did and what he enjoyed important. She did her best to help him work the farm, she...

May friendship, encouragement and grace abound!