As I share my testimony to women, I can see that some are very angry. They have spent years being angry with their man. The thought of smiling at them, being joyful around them, and pleasing them is repulsive. They seem to think that those things wouldn't help their marriage. It is too far gone. Their husband is a jerk and doesn't deserve to be treated that way.
The Bible says differently. I spent 23 years being angry and upset with Ken. Our marriage just got worse and worse. Being angry and upset with people doesn't help at all. It is not the way of a godly woman. So I encourage them...plead with them to just try it. Just try smiling at them. Try being pleasant around them. Maybe even start making them their favorite meals.
I can tell by the way they look at me...NO WAY!!! Some, however, say that maybe, just maybe, they will at least try smiling at their husbands...a little, after all, that is what won their husbands in the first place. But somewhere along the way, they forgot to smile and the marriage started spiraling downward.
We win people by loving them, by being cheerful and affectionate around them. If you are an angry woman, make a commitment to stop today. It is not healthy for your marriage, and it is definitely not healthy for your children. Their security is in having a happy mom and dad. Make every effort to give that to them. They deserve it.
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. Proverbs 29:11
For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife. Proverbs 30:33
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Ephesians 4:31
But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Colossians 3:8
For man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. James 1:20
Women In The Word Wednesday