If you’re married, then your relationship with your husband should be at the top of your priorities — right next to God Himself! I’ve found that when everything is okay between me and my husband, everything else in my life begins to fall into line.
The Bible teaches us as women to submit to our husbands. This is not easy, but I’m always amazed at the joy it brings to my home. Whether you’re just learning about submission or you’re an “old pro,” I’d like you to read this article:
- Read “Please Yourself, You Usually Do” by Val Stares (I promise… this is a really good one!)
Now this next assignment isn’t so hard…
- I would like you to take a piece of paper from your notebook and make a list of everything you already know your husband would like you to change or do. This list might include having a hot supper ready for him every evening, dressing in the way he wants you to, ironing his shirts, not nagging him about what he does in his spare time, or being careful about how you spend money.
This next assignment might be a little harder….
- I want you to show him the list this evening and ask him if there is anything else you should add!
Okay, you’re almost done.
- Finally, tweak the time schedule you made in Step Two to add in enough time each day to accomplish the things on your husband’s list. (You might have to delete some other things.)
Another good idea would be to ask your husband each morning, “Honey, is there anything you would like me to do for you today?” Then do it!
Sorry, this step isn’t going to talk about lighting candles or getting more romance in your marriage. I’m sure, though, that if you follow my advice above, you will certainly rekindle some loving feelings in your house. In the meantime, you’re starting to get your priorities in order, and isn’t that why we’re working through these steps?
I can’t leave you without some Scripture. You’ve been doing a wonderful job meditating on God’s Word so far, so for today, how would you like a story? Take some time to read 1 Samuel 15:1-23.
Until next lesson,