Last night at church a friend of mine, who happens to be a man, told me yesterday’s blog was disgusting. Of course he was joking. At least I think he was joking. I personally think it may have hit a little too close to home! He could probably hear the ‘amens’ from his wife as she was reading.
Maybe today I will hear some ‘amens’ from the fellas. I’ve told you before, this is an equal opportunity blog, so ladies, that means we don’t get a pass. There are plenty of annoying things we do in our marriages too.
I remember back during the dating period, I would always fix up and try to look my best, then after those vows were said, that was my ticket to let it all hang out! He’d been snagged! The facade was over! And the house that was so clean every time he came to visit? He had no clue I had dirty dishes shoved in the oven and dirty clothes piled in the bathtub! BWAHAHA!
Those legs that were always smooth? Prickly. The girl who wouldn’t pass gas in front of him? Gone. That sweet angel who couldn’t seem to get enough of him? Headache. All those things I used to do that he thought were so adorable? Annoying. I know you women know exactly what I’m talking about! Men will put up with almost anything in hopes of getting ‘something’ in return. And women know this full well! And we use it to our advantages. Don’t lie!
Here’s the deal. Just because we’re married doesn’t mean we should stop wooing our husbands. They want to feel appreciated and affirmed. They want to be respected as they should be. They want to have a wife who looks her best and a clean home. There’s nothing wrong with sharing responsibilities if both of you work, but let’s not neglect our responsibilities as women.
Let’s not put our children over our spouses. Let’s not use sex as a bargaining tool. Let’s not walk around looking like a hag. Let’s behave in such a manner that shows everyone we respect ourselves and our man. That means dressing modestly and conducting ourselves like ladies. Save the sexy outfits for the bedroom with your man! Let’s let him lead, the way God intended, and not overstep his authority. And for the love, make sure he has clean underwear!
When we said our marriage vows, we made a promise to God to uphold those vows. They should be important to us, and held in high esteem. Marriage vows seem to be disposable these days. Sad.
That being said, I need to go get ready! I don’t want to look ugly today, and I might even shave my legs!
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. Proverbs 12:4
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Colossians 3:18
The two will become one. So they are no longer two, but one. Let no man divide what God has put together.” Mark 10:8-9