Tuesday, October 11, 2011


From The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace

1.  Ask your husband, "What are your goals for the week?"
2.  Ask your husband, "How can I help you accomplish these goals?"
3.  Ask your husband,  "Is there anything that I can do differently that would make it easier for you?"
4.  Be organized with cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry and cooking.  As you fulfill you God-given responsibilities, you husband is then free to do his work.
5.  Save some of your energy every day for him.
6.  Put him first over the children, friends, ladies Bible studies, etc.
7.  Willingly and cheerfully rearrange your schedule for him when necessary.
8.  Talk about him in a positive light to others.  Do not slander him at all, even if what you are saying is true.
9.  Do whatever you can to make him look good, to accomplish his goals.  Some examples are offer to run errands for him, organize you day to be available to help him with his projects, pray for him and make good suggestions.  Give him the freedom not to use your suggestion, and do not be offended if he does not follow it.
10.  Consider his work as more important than you own.
11.  Think of specific ways that you can help him accomplish his goals.  Examples are get up early in the mornings to help him get off to work having had a good breakfast, take care in recording phone messages for him, anticipate any needs he may have in order to attain a specific goal, and keep careful records of money spent to keep up with the budget. 
12.  Consider the things you are involved in.  How do they glorify your husband?  Ask his guidance.
13.  Be warm and gracious to his family and friends.  Make your commitment to him obvious to them. 
14.  Do and say things that build him up instead of tear him down.
15.  Dress and apply your makeup in an attractive manner that is pleasant to your husband.
16.  When your husband sins, reprove him privately and gently, always giving him hope and pointing him to the Lord.
17.  Encourage him to use his spiritual gifts in ministry.
18.  Realize that just as God is glorified when man obeys Him, your husband is glorified when you obey your husband. 


  1. Great things to remember Stephanie! We live in Knoxville, so we're close!

  2. I really am going to take head to this article!! Anything to become a better wife and to glorify the Lord!!

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for the wise counsel! "The woman is the glory of the man..." Scary to consider that by carelessly letting these things slip we could be stripping glory from our husband, which would seriously handicap his ability to glorify Christ. Also, "the glory of children are their fathers" (Prov17:6) if our husband is emasculated by our pride, we are hurting our children!



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