Ephesians 5:33b: And the wife should respect her husband.
Respect is his primary need, his deepest desire.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Word to the Wives Wednesday (Rough Ways)

Word to the Wives ~ ~ When his desire to achieve comes face to face with a seemingly immoveable obstacle your husband may falter or shrink at the task. This is when he needs your respect rather than your fear of his failure.

Rough  Ways Greeting Card from Your Husband's Deepest Desire

The Painting was done by my uncle, Robert Gilbert
Tucson Mountain Sunset
Oil on Canvas
30 x 24

When God created Eve for Adam, He declared that she was to be a help meet for him (Genesis 2:18).  Though I have often mistakenly rendered the operative phrase (help meet) as one word, it is not.  The origin of the strict English translations comes from two Hebrew words: ezer kenegdo.

Help/ezer is a strong word in the Bible.
It is used for someone who saves or protects another, the one that needs help.

Meet/kenegdo means "facing" or corresponding to.
She will provide the help he needs and is neither superior nor inferior to him, she is equal yet different.

When a husband is struggling, in work or at school, a wife's encouragement is the balm that God prescribed for him.   If this is your case, why not lift his spirits with a kind and sincere word of encouragement?


Lisa♥H said...

Great post! This has been especially difficult for me, mainly because I didn't come from a family that gave out encouragement often. So I have had to really rely on the Holy Spirit's guidance in order to become my husband's strongest supporter, and encourager. Thank you again for blessing us with your words of encouragement & exhortation!

Lisa♥H said...

Hi Sharon! I just wanted to stop by again and thank you for your sweet comment today! I am so thankful that God has had our paths cross! I give Him all the glory for everything & anything that is on my blog!

Jennifer said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for coming by today and for your encouraging words...Happy iFellowship Day!


Penny said...

Wow! Sharon - thank you so much for stopping my blog today! Your comment made my day!

I love blogs about how to love & support their husbands!

Enjoy your day with iFellowship!

cfoxes33 said...

What a great site, Susan! I am honored that you liked mine. I am now a follower!

Cheryl @ cfoxes

Joy Tamsin David said...

What an awesome idea for a blog! Thanks for stopping by earlier today. :)

Joy (from iFellowship)

Katharine said...

Thanks for stopping by today.. What a lovely blog you have, and a beautiful theme.
Blessings on your day!

~Amy~ said...

Stopping by from ifellowship! Thanks for the nice comment left on my blog and that beautiful song! I loved it!
Have a blessed evening!

partialemptynester said...

Wow! So true! My husband was having a hard time earlier this year and I personally didn't think it was all that big of a deal...I'd pray and encourage, but didn't think much more of it (it was work-related and I try to stay out of it)...anyway, when it got bad enough, I just hugged him up real big one day and he gave me the biggest compliment I could have rec'd, "You're the best friend to go through hard times with, you encourage me every time I need it"...WOW! It made a big difference in my perspective of our relationship! Thanks for encouraging that even further with your post today...not to fear, but to encourage!

Happy iFellowship Day!

Joy said...

Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today Sharon! I am here to explore more of your blog. Looks like a great one!

Mrs4444 said...

This is great advice, and I love the title of your post.

Sue said...

What a beautiful painting! Living in Arizona all of my life, it's a very beloved and familiar landscape to me. I love the way that you used the image and the encouraging card that you turned it into. :)

Stephanie M. Page said...

I love the idea behind your blog! Thanks for coming by from ifellowship, I am following you now! So fun!

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