Ok, so I have no idea what yesterday’s blog was about, considering I wrote this a year ago. I can barely remember an hour ago! But I know this! The blog below bears repeating! I stepped in my own toes!
Yesterday’s blog was hilarious! Well, I’m not so sure it was all that hilarious to the person responsible for the poot. Someone is nervous as a cat pooping peach seeds on a hot tin roof thinking, “I hope no one ever finds out it was me!” I’m just sayin’. Anyway, the blog sparked an interesting conversation, which I’m about to share with y’all. Last names have been withheld to respect the privacy of the not-so innocent. If any of you know someone by the name of Chris, who poots loudly, owns a bulldog, and has a wife named Heather, I’m sure it’s purely coincidental. 🙉🙈🙊
Stuff’s about to get real up in here! Ladies, how many times do we automatically assume that we’re smarter than our husbands? How many times do we try and override something he says or does? Do we try to overstep his authority when he’s disciplining the kids? What about belittling his ideas, or trying to make him feel stupid? How often are we disrespectful? How often do we gather with the girls to have a man bashing session? This next one’s a big no no! How often do we put the children’s needs over his? And this one’s going to sting! How often do we withhold sex, or use sex to try and manipulate our husbands? If you’re married, is your man the king of the castle?! If not, he should be!
I hear so many women say “I wish my husband was the leader in our family.” What I find interesting is, that comment is most always followed by, “But he’s not, so I have to step up and do it myself.” The truth is, so often, we just won’t get out of his way! We’re so afraid that he won’t handle things right, or we think that we can handle things better, so we step up and do before he even has a chance!
Ladies, God designed us to be lead, and He designed men to lead us. Let’s allow them to do what God created them to do! If your husband is not saved, or truly doesn’t know how to lead, then you should do what’s right anyway!! Pray for him. Support him. Even when he makes mistakes. And above all…RESPECT him! Yes, even when you think he doesn’t deserve it! (I’m not saying to ever put up with abuse, or to put your children in harm’s way. That’s never cool.) And men, you should never abuse the authority God has given you! You’re not to treat us like slaves or prostitutes! You’re to love us like Jesus does, and to protect us at all cost! You should cherish us and consider us your most prized possession! And you should really man up and claim your poots! Blaming them on the baby or the dog is so not cool! Actually, those type things really do not help us to think y’all are smarter. IJS
It’s no wonder people don’t have a clue what’s right. First off, there’s a lack of the studying of God’s Word. Plus, if you watch just about any TV show, nearly all of them that have married couples, make the husband look like an idiot. Not to mention the lack of married couples! Living together is not the same thing as being married! Marriage is a big, serious deal y’all! It’s a covenant between God and man. Men, it’s time to step it up! Ladies, it’s time to stand down!
And this is just a little extra something I’m throwing in for free. People, for the love! Let’s stop coddling our boys!!!! Stop dressing them in frilly, monogrammed, girly-looking clothes. Let them get dirty and let them get hurt! Allow them to take risks and live a little dangerously! They’re boys for cryin’ out loud! Now, if you happen to have a boy who’s not into “rough and tough” there’s nothing wrong with that! However, he’s still a boy! Allow him to take risks, and get dirty and hurt in his own way! One day these boys will be men and they’ll be the ones taking care of our girls! I don’t know about y’all, but if I’d want my daughter to marry someone who I knew could take care of her in all ways!
In the same way, you wives should yield to your husbands. Then, if some husbands do not obey God’s teaching, they will be persuaded to believe without anyone’s saying a word to them. They will be persuaded by the way their wives live. Your husbands will see the pure lives you live with your respect for God. 1 Peter 3:1-2