A while ago I wrote Submit = Respecting Your Husband and that post was quite popular. I suspect I’m not the only one struggling with “submission” issues. Well if you are one of “me” I want to share with you a must read article I chanced upon today, I’m Not a Nag … Am I?
“I have a need, and it’s not being met when and how I want it to be.” For a long time, I couldn’t figure out why my husband didn’t understand this. I thought of nagging as “reminders” or “motivation.” But when I asked David for his explanation, he agreed with the more descriptive definition in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary: “To find fault incessantly.” Ouch!
Sounds familiar? That’s an excerpt from the article. Sabrina, the author, also shares four ways to be nag free! She quotes,
“Scripture tells us that wives are to respect their husbands (Ephesians 5:33), and nagging shows a lack of respect.”
I don’t know about you but those words hit me and I’ve some pondering to do. My nagging seems to have increased proportionately to the number of years hubby and I’ve been married (almost 6) and the number of kids we have (we only have 2!). Me think it’s time to reverse it a little… OKAY maybe more than a little…
Sigh… anyway… don’t miss the other great reads on the topic of marriage from the same site:God, Why Don’t You Fix My Husband? What Every Husband Needs To Know
P/S: I found these articles by way of Raising Five where she quoted from the “What Every Husband Needs To Know” article.
P/P/S: Have a blessed Sunday!