I am reading a book right now called, “The Power of a Woman’s Words”… I picked it up one day just at random in the Lifeway store. For some reason it just sorta jumped off the shelf at me. I must admit that my husband will say to me, ” you just don’t hear how you talk to me.” My first thought is always, “what do you mean, I love you, I don’t talk to you in any bad way.” BUT DO I. As I began to read this book and what God has to say about our words , my heart was crushed. then touched. If we only realized just what our words truly do to our men.
* Words can break a Man
* Words can Debilitate a Man
* Words can Make a Man
* Words can Motivate a Man
* Words can Captivate a Man
The book of Porverbs has much to say about wives and words:
* Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion (prov. 11:22)
* A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping (prov. 19:13)
* Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife (prov. 21:19)
Are you living in a desert and don’t know it. Is your husband living in a desert and looking for an oasis???
Now read Proverbs 31: 10-12,23,28-29
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life….Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land…..Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her; “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all”
We always say, “who in this world could be the Proverbs 31 woman??” I actually think with God’s help it could be quite easy.
Here are some things we might say to our Husbands:
I told you so
What’s wrong with you
I can’t do anything to please you
All you care about is yourself
That was stupid
You never help me around the house
If you don’t like it, you know where the door is
Here are some things we should say to our Husbands;
I’ve been thinking about you today
You look handsome today
I love spending time with you
I can always count on you
You are my best friend
Thank you for taking such good care of me
I challenge you today to speak kindness into your husbands’ life .