Monday, April 23, 2012

I Feel A Series Coming On....

Wives, submit to your husbands, as fitting in the Lord. 
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
~Colossians 3:18 and 23

It's Monday! While many folks are complaining about Monday, I actually enjoy it. Monday is when the boys head off to school and I get to write! I love writing... Oh, and it's also Mr. Monday here at Servant, Wife, Mother, and I love my Mr.!

I'm still in the midst of my study through Elizabeth George's book, "A Woman After God's Own Heart" (It was set to the side for about a month, but I'm back at it now), and last week I went through chapter 6. This chapter was all about following our husbands. She made points like asking ourselves "Am I treating my husband as I would treat Christ? and that our husbands will be accountable to God for their leadership, we will only be accountable for whether or not we followed their leadership. They are carrying the heavier load, we just have to trust God enough to follow our husbands - which brings Sarah to mind...

But the thing that I found the most challenging was respecting my husband by saying nothing. I don't need to correct the little details, or attempt to finish his sentences just because I think I know what he's going to say. I struggle with that. I highlighted the line in the book that says I don't always have to express my opinions - and I am VERY opinionated. I need to practice listening and learn to speak only when it benefits those who listen (Eph. 4:29).

Also in the study guide she had us look up the definition of several words that we could apply to our husbands. Words like admire, respect, love, notice... well, there were a lot of them. I'm thinking about doing a Mr. Monday series on applying those words to our husbands :) Any input?


  1. Love this idea! And I love that book. I have read it several times. Each time I learn more ways to be after God's heart! Another good one is "A Mom after God's Own Heart."

    1. Thanks, Megan! She's got several similar books that I'm interested in reading through. This is the first book I've read by her, but I'm enjoying it a great deal!

  2. Funny thing you mention this series, God has really been working in my heart about "submission" these last few days!!! I say go for out and go all out! :)