“Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.” Proverbs 31:23
If our husband is not treated like a king at home, then the chances are good that he is not received as a respected husband in public.
The words and action of a wife can most certainly affect her husband’s social status or slander his good name. If our husband is to safely trust in us as his wife, he will lack nothing of value. Proverbs 31:11
Have you ever been around a woman that glorified the fact that she was married to a ‘loser’ which soon became her ‘ex-loser’?
This type of woman enjoys telling all the juicy details of her husbands life. She never says anything good nor is very respectful of her husband’s reputation.
A wife can do a lot of damage when wielding the powerful tongue. Her words can tear him down and make him known in the city gates as a ‘loser’ but what does this prove?
If we chose to build up our husbands instead of tearing them down, consider what building them would do.
In what ways could you could build them up?
I am not speaking of inflating our husband’s egos. Instead when we choose to love them-it can cover a multitude of sins.
What a wonderful thought!
Knowing what a powerful impact our words will have on our husbands and in our marriages if we choose to build them up with our words and actions.
*Love your husbands. Guard your heart. Pray for them.
Chapter 18 Study Questions
- How can you be an encourager instead of a discourager?
- Why is knowledge gold?
- When can knowledge be in vain?
- Why is it so hard to love your neighbor has yourself?
- Do you love your neighbor has your love yourself?
- How can you practice unlimited love and kindness towards others?
Chapter 19 Study Questions
- Would you consider yourself an organized person?
- How does clutter and having a disorganized home hamper your homemaking?
- In what ways could you become more organized?
- On page 280, Erin Harrison quotes the term ‘day goblin’. Explain the term.
- What areas of social etiquette do you struggle with? How can you change?