Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Thoughts to Consider for Married Women

Thoughts to Consider for Married Women: "THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER 'FOR MARRIED WOMEN ONLY'
� A quiet and gentle spirit disarms men. (Swindoll) This is in reference to the scripture that says, 'Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives' It should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight' (1 Peter 3:1-2 & 4).
� As I get older, and hopefully wiser, I have chosen a new lifetime motto: 'Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.' (Annie Chapman)
� Women: Don't be joined at the hip in everything your husband does. You need to have your own identity also. Develop your own personal spiritual life that's strong and real. We need to realize it's not up to us as a wife, to make our husband happy and it's not up to our husband to be our 'all-in-all' either.
� A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. (Proverbs 27:11)
� Submission is ducking low enough to let God fix your husband. (Cynthia Heald)
� How can you say that you love Christ and not love your spouse? We're told to love even our enemies. The profile of a winning wife is being a partner who supports (as in Genesis 2:18). In being a 'helper suitable for him' it means to be a partner who fills in his 'gaps' (while he fills in hers). It doesn't mean being a doormat, or being someone who has no opinion. It does mean to work with him, beside him, bringing your gifts, talents, and passions to complete our total beings. This is not a lesser role� just li"

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