Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Eighteen Ways to glorify Your Husband (Taken from “The Excellent Wife” by Martha Peace)

1. Ask your husband, “What are your goals for the week?”
2. Ask your husband, “How can I help you accomplish these goals?”
3. Ask your husband, “Is there anything that I can do differently that would make it easier for you?”
4. Be organized with cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry, and cooking. As you fulfill your God-given responsibilities, your husband is then free to do his work.
5. Save some of your energy every day for him.
6. Put him first over the children, your parents, friends, job, ladies’ Bible studies, etc.
7. Willingly and cheerfully rearrange your schedule for him when necessary.
8. Talk about him in a positive light to others. Do not slander him at all, even if what you are saying is true.
9. Do whatever you can to make him look good, to accomplish his goals. Some examples are to offer to run errands for him, organize your day to be available to help him with his projects, pray for him and make good suggestions. Give him the freedom not to use your suggestion, and do not be offended if he does not follow it.
10. Consider his work (job, goals, hobbies, work for the Lord) as more important than your own.
11. Think of specific ways that you can help him accomplish his goals. Examples are get up early in the mornings to help him get off to work having had a good breakfast, take care in recording telephone messages for him, anticipate any needs he may have in order to attain a specific goal, and keep careful records of money spent to keep up with the budget.
12. Consider the things that you are involved in. How do they glorify your husband? Ask his guidance.
13. Be warm and gracious to his family and friends. Make your commitment to him obvious to them.
14. Do and say things that build him up instead of tear him down.
15. Dress and apply your makeup in an attractive way that is pleasing to your husband.
16. When your husband sins, reprove him privately and gently, always giving him hope and pointing him to the Lord.
17. Encourage him to use his spiritual gifts in ministry.
18. Realize that just as God is glorified when man obeys Him, your husband is glorified when you obey your husband.

Which one is the most difficult for you? What can you do this week to try to change that?


  1. OH THIS ONE IS FOR ME!!! God was placing some of this on my heart this morning..thanks for putting it in words.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  2. oofta what a list! I like to remember too that our hubby's are also suppose to be loving us like Christ loved the church! It is such a partnership! Something that helps me and encompasses this list is when I remember that my husband needs me to respect him, just like I need him to show he loves me. Oh we are so different and when we treat each other like God commands God is glorified! Merry Christmas Friend! =)

  3. Hi Theresa,

    Thank you for posting this! I've got this book you referenced . . . sitting lonely upon the shelf. Perhaps its time to dust it off and implement some of its value! Thank you!

    On another note, I so appreciate your continual encouragement here and on my blog! You are a blessing!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    With love, Cathy
    "The Fullhousemama"

  4. I think they are all hard, but so amazing! I am learning everyday that being a wife takes 150% of me and I want to glorify God and please my husband in any way I can!
    Thanks for this..I am printing it and going to work on them everyday!

  5. That is a great list. I definitely need to try to do more of those :) Thanks for sharing it.

    Merry Christmas to your family.

  6. Merry Christmas Theresa!

    This is a beautiful list. Some great reminders to take the extra step to improve his life. I think the hardest one for me is getting up in the morning to help him get ready for work. Mornings are my deepest sleep (especially after being up several times during the night nursing the baby). I actually tried getting up and fixing him breakfast the past year. It lasted for all of a week. You have inspired me to try again! Thank you. May the Christ Child bless you this Christmas and throughout the next year.

  7. I loved this book was such a blessing to me, and to our marriage! Thanks for sharing =)

  8. I love this list! What great guidelines to live by as a wife. I think probably #'s 7 and 14 are most difficult for me. Great reminders! I think I need to get this book. :)


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