A wife has a LOT of influence on her husband and vice versa. There are numerous stories in the Bible which are great examples of that. Adam and Eve, Sampson and Delilah, King Solomon and his...700 wives, etc. She can influence him for good or for evil.
As women of God, we need to continually check our motives. A great way to make sure we aren't doing wrong is to practice the "think before you speak" and "be slow to speak quick to listen."
In our conscious mind, we wouldn't dare do evil to our husbands! We love them! But often times, without realizing it, we tear down with our mouths and silent actions.
A Better Way“Her husband has full confidence in her. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life” (Proverbs 31:11-12)
Here is a story that I found. It's a humorous way to show how much influence a wife has.
One sunny afternoon, a mayor and his wife were taking a stroll down the main street of their city, while he proudly pointed out his accomplishments during his time in office. Then they walked by a construction site and a man called out and greeted his wife. He had been a high school boyfriend.
The mayor said to his wife, “See, dear, if you had married him, you would be a wife of a laborer.
She answered sweetly, “If I had married him,he would be the mayor.”
Over the years, my husband has guided me into being a more confident, stable woman of God. And I have encouraged him as he has stepped up into his call of pastor.
It's a give - give... a win - win!
Bless him! Encourage him! Be the helper that
God has created you to be.
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