Monday, February 29, 2016

To Be Sober ~ Chapter Fifteen

Older women are to teach younger women to be sober. Sober means to do one's duty, be moderate, self-controlled, thoughtful, and to learn to make wise decisions and judgments. {Therefore, it means not to drink at all or very little as well! I added this in since there are so many young women who seem to enjoy their alcohol a bit too much. Paul said "a little" so if you are going to have any alcohol, have just a little."}

Most women today aren't sober. They aren't self-controlled. They care more about themselves and their pleasures than obeying the clear Word of God. In the public schools in the 1950s, young women were taught the following in their home economics textbooks for instruction in preparing for their husbands to come home from work: 1. Have dinner ready; 2. Prepare yourself; 3. Clear away the clutter; 4. Prepare the children and minimize all noise. Some don'ts were: don't greet him with problems; don't complain if he is late; listen to him and make the evening his. The feminist agenda is opposed to ALL of these things! Do you see what has happened in the last fifty years? Every high school girl was taught a conservative worldview that was more Biblical in perspective that what the churches teach today.*

Our role in life as godly women is to make sure our homes are places of order. Men {and children} appreciate good meals, a clean house, and an atmosphere of peace - a refuge from the stress of life.* This is our job, not our husbands. When we realize that the Lord has given us this job, we will take it seriously and not have expectations of our husbands helping us. {Remember, the less expectations you have, the happier you will be.} 

If your husband is unhappy about the way you are doing something in the home in regards to cooking, cleaning, raising the children, etc. instead of getting angry with him, learn to please him, instead for two wrongs do not make a good marriage.* It isn't our job to give our husband a piece of our mind like many women feel completely free to do. Our job is to be a help meet to our husband and learn what pleases him. A wise woman doesn't let little things stir her spirit to agitation. With a quiet and meek spirit, she seeks to make all things better.* The next time your husband asks you to do something different, say, "I will sure do my best!"

A wise women takes good care of her home and family. If your mom didn't teach you how to cook, I have some great breakfast recipes and healthy hearty dinner recipes. No matter how badly I felt, I almost always made a great big green salad with homemade salad dressing that is a big hit with everyone who has ever tried it. I even make my own bread which is fairly easy and quick to make but is far superior to store bought bread. In order to save money and because I love things to be as non-toxic as possible, I make a lot of my own cleaning products and even my favorite lotion of all time and very effective deodorant {the lotion I love isn't the first one listed}.

Be the best help meet to your husband that you possibly can. Do everything heartily as to the Lord. Always treat him with kindness as a Christian. Have self-control in all areas of your life, since this is what our precious Savior has called us to do in representing His name to a lost and decaying world.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, 
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:27