……let’s continue with 1 Peter 3…….

Do you nag your husband? Gripe at him? Complain to him? I do…… ugh. Gosh I hate that about myself.

Why do I do that??? I do that because it says in Genesis that I will try and lord over my husband in our marriage….one of the consequences of the Fall.

Do you realize that your husband has his own insecurities and self-image problems? So what do you think one of his greatest needs is? It is to have a wife with a supportive attitude.

How does your husband respond to your nagging and critical spirit? Most husbands respond by insulating & hardening his heart against her! Emotionally, rather than drawing close to his wife, he most likely withdraws. Nice huh??? That’s what we want, right? Of course not! We want connection in our relationship. We want cohesiveness. We want unity.

So ladies, let’s do a heart check……. where is yours in this? Are you willing to be obedient to God and become the wife He has called you to be even if your husband is not being what God has called him to be??

Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs are authors, speakers, and Biblical counselors, not LPC's. Their writings include the widely used book I Do Again, which chronicles their thirty-year story of marriage, betrayal, infidelity, divorce, emotional damage and scarring, forgiveness, reconciliation, trust, and remarriage to each other. Jeff and Cheryl are the founders of Hope Matters Marriage Ministries in Dallas. They speak at conferences and weekend worship services in churches across the nation, sharing their love story of hope, redemption, restoration, and God taking hold of their lives. See their website: www.hopeformarriages.com.

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