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Godly Wife: Are You Helping Your Husband to Greater Heights?

March 13th, 2007 Visited 4322 times, 1 so far today
This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series Godly Wife

This question goes hand in hand with how you make your husband feel.  Whenever a man thinks and dreams about accomplishing something– whether it be at church, in the workforce, or with his family– there’s an internal calculator that has to count the costs of doing such a thing.

One of the biggest factors is time– how much of my time will it take for me to do this thing, where will I find the time, and how much time can I afford?  Only slightly less (and is a part of the time question) is how will my family– specifically my wife– react to me trying this?

Proverbs 31:23 states:

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

This is a testimony to the Godly Wife encouraging her husband to do God-honoring feats.  You see, your husband will be weary of attempting something if he knows that you are not with him.  In some cases he will press on anyway, but doing so because he counted the cost and knows what the outcome could be.  This is not fun for either party.

The author of this question puts it this way:

As he considers striving for higher goals, and weighs his assets against his liabilities, which are you? Can he say, “The whole world may be against me, but I know I can count on God and my wife to be with me all the way?” Or must he sigh, “This will be challenging, and all the more so because I can never predict from hour to hour whether my wife will be my best friend or my worst and cruelest enemy” (cf. Prov. 25:19)? Or worse still, must he groan, “I don’t see how I can even try this, since my wife will be cutting and tearing at me every step of the way” (Prov. 12:4b)?

So, what are you like, Godly Wife, when your husband wants to pursue God-honoring feats?  Are you the kind that will be behind him encouraging him, or will you be unpredictable and possibly cutting him down?

Question Idea taken from Questions for a Godly Wife

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  • Deborah says on: March 13, 2007 at 12:25 pm

     

    Another good post in this series! Thank you for giving the ‘man’s viewpoint’. You’ve also given me more to think about and pray about!

  • Mary says on: March 13, 2007 at 9:36 pm

     

    This has been a great series…I think especially because we women need to hear it from a man’s viewpoint. That’s why one of my favorite books on marriage is “What Makes A Man Feel Loved” by Bob Barnes (Emilie Barne’s husband). I just LOVE that book…

    Today’s take is interesting…I’d say that I’m an encourager, but I’ve become more of a realist after several of our more “visionary” ventures. He loves to remind me that when we were first married I told him life was more fun when you took risks.

    He holds me to that quote to this very day! :blink:

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