This is a post from the peaceful wife. Her heart is godly marriages and she has earned the right to speak from her own experience. I recommend reading her blog. Today, push thru the pain of what she is saying to hearing the opportunity of increased intimacy with our God! Hear what He has to say. Oh, He loves you so!
So, a LOT of wives are working daily on trying to respect their husbands and not control them anymore, trying to follow Christ and do the whole marriage thing His way. That is AWESOME!
But MANY wives are getting stuck at the beginning of the journey – wondering, “What about ME?” “What about what I want?” “When do I get MY way?” “Why do I have to be the only one forgiving, changing, respecting and cooperating?” “What about HIM?” “Why doesn’t HE have to change?” “What about MY needs?”
THE FIRST PHASE IS HARD! IMPOSSIBLE, REALLY ON OUR OWN.
This is a LONG process of growth and learning. It is not an instant flip on the light switch and you are suddenly a godly wife. It’s a painful process. The beginning is especially painful because that is when you begin to die to self.
Dying is PAINFUL. Killing self…
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