Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Letter from a Woman Not Happy with Husband's Behavior & Wednesday's LinkUp Party!



A reader asked me what to do when her Christian husband doesn't act like a Christian & participates in coarse joking, bad habits, etc. I thought others may have this question so here's my reply to her (assuming no harmful behaviors are involved): 

Dear XXXX, In acceptance lies peace (Amy Carmichael). Accept your husband just like he is. Your acceptance will give you peace which will benefit you, your husband and your marriage. Strive for unity in the marriage by focusing on your husband’s strengths, not what you don’t like (like his being around coarse joking at the office, not around Christians much, etc) I learned a wonderful prayer from Elisabeth Elliot that basically says (& I pray this to remind me that I have a treasure in my husband and the glass is half full, not half empty)… 

Here’s the prayer: Lord, you know my husband, his peculiarities, his ways, (I would add, “who he’s around and not around,” You know his habits Lord. Thank You for this man. I’ll take him. Now You work in him the changes You think need to be made. Amen.”

Remember dear sister that you are not the moral custodian of your husband. Your job is to be sweet to him, to love him, to be attentive to him, to help him, to be available for him, etc. Leave to God to make the changes He thinks needs to be done in your husband, not you. You can hold your head up high, because I am willing to bet that your husband has a lot of good traits. Don’t fall for the devil’s trap to think less of him because of two or three  things that you don’t like. When those thoughts of discontent and dissatisfaction with your husband pop into your head, don’t let them settle there and build a nest. It is not a sin when a thought (like ungratefulness ) enters our minds, it is what we do with it. Make it captive to Christ and say back 3 wonderful traits of your husband. If we are not careful as wives, we will start to take on Eve’s traits of not being thankful for all God has given and we will fixate, whine, complain about what is not given. Focus on your part. Being the wife God is calling you to be. That’s a full time job, isn’t it?

 
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It's time for 
Wednesday's Prayer Girls & Link-Up Party!
Leave your prayer request in the comments  
& we will pray with you there

                             
Each Wednesday I like to offer to pray for your non-confidential prayer request or praise in the comment section below. Please enter a prayer if you would like me to pray for you (and pray for one another!) and I will be reading your prayer and lifting up your request as I read it, or if you just have a comment (click the word "COMMENT" located below my signature below, under the colorful social media sharing squares:-)
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I'd love to connect with you on your favorite spot:

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It is my delight to pray for you! 
Remember, God desires us not only to be a believers, but to be wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ! May we listen to Him daily through His word, and obey Him!
Walk by faith, 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Memorial Day Soon & Wednesday's Prayer Girls & LinkUp Party

Thank you to all the servicemen and their families 
of those who have served or currently serve in our military! Happy Memorial Day this weekend, Everyone! In God we trust!
 
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It's time for 
Wednesday's Prayer Girls & Link-Up Party!
Leave your prayer request in the comments  
& we will pray with you there

                             
Each Wednesday I like to offer to pray for your non-confidential prayer request or praise in the comment section below. Please enter a prayer if you would like me to pray for you (and pray for one another!) and I will be reading your prayer and lifting up your request as I read it, or if you just have a comment (click the word "COMMENT" located below my signature below, under the colorful social media sharing squares:-)
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If you're a Christian blogger, we all would love to see what you've been writing! Enter your blog link below to join the party! 
For readers, enjoy the blog party below! 
 
♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

I'd love to connect with you on your favorite spot:

You may follow my blog here or on Bloglovin'. 

It is my delight to pray for you! 
Remember, God desires us not only to be a believers, but to be wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ! May we listen to Him daily through His word, and obey Him!


Walk by faith,