Thursday, July 28, 2011

Why I Submit to My Husband

I just listened to Carolyn Allen on talk about how many people are impacted when a coach and his wife keep their marriage healthy and happy.  Wow.

There seem to be more athletes from broken homes than from original parent homes these days.  They are watching the adults they respect--how they treat their husbands or wives, how they treat their own children...

Knowing that happy marriages impact students and athletes is the easy part.  Maintaining a healthy and happy marriage, well, that's a challenge.  My husband and I have been married 20 years as of June 15th. We've had some tough the one I stayed home with the kids and he brought home $1400 a month which did not cover insurance. 

That year, I learned to live on a very small budget.  I don't think I had ever used any budget before!  It was painful.  I wasn't used to hearing the word "no".  It came down to Ephesians 5:22.  I had to submit to my husband.

SUBMIT TO MY HUSBAND??????  What if he makes poor decisions?  What if he doesn't have my best interests in mind?  

Well, I can't answer those questions easily.  I do know that God and His word can be trusted.  He promises to "work all things to the good of those who love Him" in Romans 8:28.  My secret has always been to pray and read the Bible and pray some more.  God  ALWAYS  does something.  He either changes me or changes my husband.  It always turns out better after I've diligently prayed over the problem.

I know that people see me submit to my husband. I hope they realize I've made that choice because I trust God.  I also hope they see that my husband loves me and respects me.  

He also does the laundry and cooks breakfast!

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