Philippians 4:8 (MSG) -
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.”
I’ve been on the road the last couple of weeks spending time with some great groups of military wives. One of the things we’ve been talking about is how we think as wives, and how those thoughts shape our attitudes and behavior.
When I think about the Proverbs 31 wife, one of the first verses that always jumps out at me from her passage is verse 12 – “She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
There have been many days over the years of our 13 year marriage that I know my thoughts, and ultimately my words, have not brought good to my Handsome. But if there is anything I have learned through my year-long “experiment” trying to be like the Proverbs 31 wife, it’s that my thoughts and my words and my attitude set the temperature of my family.
When I stress, when I worry, when I struggle – often I can take those feelings out on my poor unsuspecting husband. I just assume he should read my mind, after all, or worse, fix all of my problems in an instant.
I’m learning to think otherwise. Read More→