I had no intentions of writing another post today. Then Kevin commented on my post from yesterday and I remembered to check his blog. Kevin has a pretty awesome blog that I’m new to reading. I’m appreciating his voice.
The post I read today was on husbands leading wives. That phrase alone causes much ruffling of feathers, I’ve noticed. Kevin has a scriptural point of view similar to my husband’s and my own.
Most of what I’ve seen written in regard to the husband’s role as the head of the household seems to focus solely on the wife’s role as the submitter. Period. Woman are to be doormats is the tone I perceived when reading some of these articles. I’ve seen precious few writings that discuss the husband’s responsibility in leading. Kevin’s article is one of those precious few and it’s a good one. Long, but worth it.
While he focuses on the husband, I found several spots encouraging to me as a wife.
“After fifteen years I can say with absolute assurance that nothing (on earth) can move me like the encouragement of my wife. And nothing can injure me like her shame.”
These seem to be words God is breathing in to my life lately. I simply want to do better with speaking encouragement to my husband. It’s easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of life.
Another inspiration for me in this area has been the book A Mom Just Like You by Vickie Farris and Jayme Farris Metzgar. One of the chapters covers keeping marriage a priority in the midst of homeschooling, raising children and maintaining a household. The book covers a lot that encouraged me, but the marriage chapter was a standout for me.
And to conclude this slightly random-feeling post, I’ll leave you with a Sanctus Real video that is one of my favorites: