When my post Let Your Husband Be A Man went viral, I was surprised to hear feedback from just as many men as women about what I had to say. As a result of that post, a powerful follow-up question emerged. It came from multiple men– but also echoed robustly against the walls of my own heart. What about the wives? How do we let our wives be women? How can husbands learn to love their wives well?
After speaking prayerfully with many women, my own husband, and God– today I’m taking a stab at answering this complex question.
What are your goals for your marriage? As a Christian wife, I intend on living an abundant life full of high expectations for my God and my marriage. Check out my list of the 10 things I want to do with my husband in the next ten years.
A strong, humble, amazing woman wrote to me recently. She’d read my viral post Let Your Husband Be A Man and it spoke directly to her heart, but also left her with questions. Her husband had made a decision that she staunchly opposed and she was seeking Godly counsel about what to do. I could tell she was caught between a rock and a hard place, and her sincere heart-cry was to do the biblical, right thing—even if it was going to be uncomfortable.
Can I help? Here is some Godly counsel for the victim of abuse in marriage. These are the 5 steps that you need to take if your husband is verbally, emotionally, sexually and/or physically abusing you.
I know that days like today make you feel like giving up. But don’t. There’s so much to breathe for, live for, fight for, smile for. Let’s remember all the reasons to keep going. There’s nothing like a shift in perspective to make things better.