The happiness of married life depends upon small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness. – John selden
When was the last time you selflessly did something for your husband?
Every wife (especially if she’s a believer) should make it part of her day to serve her home but not only serve her home, but her husband. Now, that may look different for all of us but none the less we should be serving without complaining.
I remember when I first had our 3rd child my husband was on paternity leave and he cooked for that whole week… with a cheerful heart and plus it was delicious, I totally underestimated his ability to make more than air on a pan. That motivated me to give him even more. Now before anyone says, ” yeah except I just don’t know how to serve or cook or stuff”. Neither did I, I got married at 16 and had to learn not only to cook and maintain a home while being pregnant but to understand that in Gods infinite wisdom he made me the helper.
Titus 2:4-5 And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
I was called to serve my husband and not just serve him but to do it with a cheerful heart. As ridiculous as it sounds I had to ask God to give me wisdom in how to serve my husband and maintain my home for his glory. Yes, he helps with that too.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
I made it a habit in our marriage to ask my husband everyday before he goes out that door in the morning to provide, “what would you like me to get done today?”. The answer is sometime, “nothing”, other it’s “cookies please” and often the one I dread … “laundry please”. Though I dread laundry, I do it because well 1) we need clean clothing but 2) i do it with a cheeefuo heart knowing that I’m not only serving my husband but I’m serving Jesus!
1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
There has been many times I’ve been exhausted but managed to do just ONE more thing for Chris. I always strive to do my husband good.. in all things!
Proverbs 31:12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
Regardless of what modern coulture tells us about women helping, or as they call it “abuse” helping our home and husbands requires such a huge heart and courage! Don’t fall for this crazy idea that helping is abuse… you helping is literarily a decent humans gift to all, especially to those you love!
Today I’m doing laundry, then making a yummy treat for my husband before he gets out!
What are your favorite ways to serve your husband?