Proverbs 31:10-11 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
I often dream about the day that I will be married and be wife to the most wonderful man in my world. I sometimes wonder why the divorce rate in America is so high. I think that largely, this is due to us forgetting that God gave us marriage as a gift, not to bring us misery. We have gotten so off track on what marriage is supposed to be versus what it is. I started to contemplate what my own marriage would be like when it hit me: God is constantly reminding me that it all starts with me. When someone is trying to steal my joy (knowingly or not) it is my choice to let them or not let them. When I am having a rough day it is my choice to choose to be stuck in it or focus on what my worth is to God and let Him turn that day around. In marriage, it will be my choice to be the kind of Godly-wife that God has created me to be. It will be my choice to be a virtuous woman who makes my husband happy to come home from work and sad to leave. Yes, he will also have decisions to make about how to go about being a Godly-husband, but I need to take accountability for myself. In my life and in my marriage, it all starts with me.
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Joni Mitchell says
Thank you for this post. I think it was meant for me.
Blogs by Christian Women says
So glad you found it helpful Joni! Hope to see you at the hangout Sunday.