2047. Submission #05 — MHW’s Great Teaching Moment


A recent comment amazes me. To honor the author’s perspicacity, I interrupt the daily sequence to publish it as a sterling addition to this series. I sure wish I could make things as simple and clear. I trust you enjoy it as much as I.

The following comes without change as Her Highness My Husband’s Wife posted it at 2044.

This subject is so good with so many aspects to explore and think about. Wives/husbands/pastors always focus on the “submit” verse, but I believe there is great value to a wife in understanding the other half of the equation regarding her husband in Ephesians 5:25 (“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”) If you were to sum this verse up in one word, it would be “SACRIFICE.”

So then a wife looks at HOW a husband sacrifices DAILY for her…some examples would be:
• Working to pay the bills with a job he doesn’t particularly like = sacrifice
• Picking a practical vehicle to save vs. sports car = sacrifice
• Despite so many attractive women, being physically faithful to wife = sacrifice
• Giving up his independent lifestyle to be with her = sacrifice
• Spending less time with the guys to be with her = sacrifice
• Limiting time spent on hobbies to be about family business = sacrifice
• Quitting a partying lifestyle to be more family oriented = sacrifice
• Forgoing new camping equipment to buy household items = sacrifice
• Staying with her despite her failures/imperfections = BIG sacrifice
Of course each marriage is unique in the way husband gives up things for her and his family. It’s quite humbling when a wife sees really how much husband does which ultimately injects GRATEFULNESS for him into her heart. Of course he won’t always sacrifice perfectly as women don’t always submit perfectly.

I see this contrast in my marriage clearly when I compare my husband’s single friend to him. The single friend is all about buying whatever he wants, getting all sorts of women, doing what he wants/when he wants, he doesn’t always have to work, etc. etc. It’s every man’s “fantasy!” Then I look at my husband who has given up so much and his “independence” for the sake of “us” and it’s pretty amazing. It’s HIS version of “FREE TO SERVE” with his FREE WILL.

 

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12 responses to “2047. Submission #05 — MHW’s Great Teaching Moment

  1. Shanna

    Well said Her Highness! As Dr. Laura often says, the man goes out and slays the dragon daily, at least give him something nice to come home to.

    • My Husband's Wife

      Thank you, Shanna! By-the-way, that is a great quote from Dr. Laura–she has some good insight as well that Women Never Hear!

  2. My Husband's Wife

    Dear Sir Guy,
    What an honor to have my comment highlighted as an article! What a terrific beginning to the day! I have to say, I have you to thank for it–as my comment was the result of studying your posts for over a year now and thinking about them during the day as your writings are the catalyst for positive change in thinking and attitude. I know that many other women who faithfully read this site are experiencing similar things happening in our lives. It’s equipping women with their God-given ability to handle whatever conflict life brings.

    Your Highness My Husband’s Wife,

    Few blog events have given me more pleasure. Thank you again.

    Re your last sentence. Yes, women are born with the ability, adaptability, and survivability to “handle whatever conflict life brings.” I’m pleased that you mentioned a point that I try daily to prove to women. It’s what makes them the superior sex. Our nation will never get back on its traditional track until wives—yes wives, not single women—restore the values, standards, and expectations with which they dominated our Judeo-Christian culture. Before, that is, political radicals changed our way of life after the 1950s.

    Guy

    • Cinnamon

      A wonderful list. Go to the head of the class, MHW! 🙂

    • boomer babe

      “after the 1950s”
      perhaps it was 1953 when Hefner made the PLAYBOY magazine
      before that, it was lots harder to find this kind of stuff, and not it tends to inflame the sex drive of males–which wasn’t as much before

      oh and BTW, the CAMPING EQUIPMENT would be a good choice for the BOTH OF YOU …since i like CAMPING…@;^D

      • My Husband's Wife

        You add an interesting point, Boomer Babe about Playboy. I believe that it’s another part of the Marxist movement in the USA that has successfully infiltrated our society through various media outlets (a.k.a. social re-engineering). One would think that Playboy and feminism would be “opposing” forces. Actually, they do the same thing: they lead to the destruction of the nuclear family. “Playboy was the first national magazine to exploit college men’s fears of women and family commitment. Playboy offered itself as a reliable, comforting substitute for monogamous heterosexual love.” (Judith Reisman, “Soft Porn Plays Hardball,” p 47)
        I also add the sickening Kinsey research into this mess as well as it has shaped sex education in our country by promoting sex knowledge/promiscuity as early as possible in children. I call it a perfect storm in breaking down values the values in our society.
        P.S. Ha ha, my list was generic (my husband never partied) and just like you, I like camping too. We backpack together all the time.

  3. MLaRowe

    Great post and I’m glad for the reminder of how much I have to be grateful for. Now I’m going to get off this computer and clean this house really well for the weekend because such a sacrificing man like my husband deserves a nice house to come home to. Thanks for that post and thanks also to My Husband’s Wife for her comments.

  4. Magnolia

    This is a wonderful, wonderful article about this passage of scripture. I thought it might be of interest to people here in WWNH. This couple’s ministry is called “Love and Respect”. It is what Guy writes about all the time and this man’s perspectives are just amazing. Enjoy.
    http://loveandrespect.com/blog/why-is-love-and-respect-gender-specific/

  5. Magnolia

    Glad it was as edifying to you guys as it was to me. 🙂

  6. Lin

    Incredible. Thank you.

    Your Highness Lin,
    Thanks, yours is the more descriptive term.
    Guy

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