We are into week 9 of our True Woman Tuesday Bible Study with Tammi from Valley Girl. Please forgive me for being late! I broke my laptop last night and I had to do everything on my husband's computer during nap time.
We're still focusing on Chapter 2 of Titus. Mary Ann says "
We are supposed to put our husbands before our children. This still is hard for me, I don't really know why, but I am working on it. Like Nancy said, if we don't cultivate our relationship with our husbands now, it may not survive. Our husband has to be our top priority over children, friends, hobbies, and everything else.
I need to work on making myself more available for my husband. I mean, I'm here when he's here, but I should try to do more things with him that he likes to do, instead of just doing my own thing. Nancy pointed out that when we were dating, I would have dropped anything to go off with him. But, now that we're married sometimes, I do say things like I'm tired, or maybe later. I shouldn't take him for granted, but let him know how happy I am to still be married to him and put his needs above my own. I need to think of ways I can bless my husband every day.
In the next part Nancy tells us not to compare our husbands to other men. Sometimes, I have thought, I'll bet her husband is easier to live with than mine. I know, shame on me, right. But, those people have problems in their marriage too, they may be different problems, but still their relationship is not perfect. We always tend to think the grass is greener somewhere else, but it's usually not.
Nancy says "
We are expecting our husbands to be perfect, or at least close to it. But, are we perfect? We all have different strengths and weaknesses. I love this quote by Ruth Graham
Words do harm. We need to build up our husbands instead of tearing them down. He's going to have lots of flaws, but we have to love him anyway. He doesn't need me to point them out to him, either. Nancy asks, in an argument, do you always have to have the last word? Do you always have to win? For some reason, I think I do. I know I shouldn't but, I do. I have been working on this, just by not saying everything that pops into my head.
Nancy says "
Children are a blessing! We should treat them that way. We need to tell them we love them as much as possible. Like Nancy said "