Monday, December 9, 2013

Invasion Of His Privacy

Did you know that if a wife tries to control, manipulate, or nag her husband, it is an invasion of his privacy?  I wrote this on another post and a reader wanted to know what I meant by this.

If you are married with children and your mother keeps calling you asking you what you are eating, how you are dressing, what television shows you are watching, how you are raising your children, etc. and then proceeds in giving you her opinion about all of these and telling you what you are doing wrong, it would be an invasion of your privacy.  You are an adult and should be able to decide how you want to live your life.

This same principle applies to your husband.  He is an adult.  In fact, he is the head of the home.  You would never try to control, manipulate, or nag your boss, if you have one, so you should definitely not do any of these things to your husband.  It doesn't work.  I know.  I tried it for many years.

What freedom there is when you let all of this go and allow him to live his life the way he wants to live it.  When someone tries to control your life, you almost feel like you are in prison, not a good place to be.

So now that you know how wrong trying to control your husband is, you have no excuse.  If you are still trying to control him, release him from the shackles of your manipulation once and for all and give him the freedom he deserves, respecting his privacy to be a grown man.

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop 
than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
Proverbs 21:9